Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that integrates current, evidence-based science and traditional philosophy into a unique form of treatment using natural therapies. We believe that disease is a symptom of the body trying to heal itself, and we seek to treat the underlying disease using natural, minimally interfering methods. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are highly educated health care providers who graduate from accredited medical schools.
If you've never been to one and don't know how it will go, don't worry! Naturopathic doctors are different, and your expectations should be as well! Not only are we friendly and caring, but we practice holistic primary health care, and appointments with your ND will be different from what you’re used to. Different is notable when everyone else is the same. Your first visit Your first visit with your ND can be an hour or more in length.
“My first visit with my naturopathic doctor was amazing! She spent a whole hour with me. I’ve never felt so listened to before.” We try and make this statement the most said thing in our practice. People have often seen all kinds of doctors and other health care practitioners who spend as little as five minutes with them. When we’re with you, we aren’t anywhere else in the world. We give all the time we have to make sure we’ve got all the facts and know about every part of your health.
Naturopathic doctors are real doctors, we just think about medicine in a different way than most medical doctors do. We get similar levels of training, and have similar diagnostic and assessment skills, but our system of medicine has a very different grounding philosophy. We think very differently from that of the traditional doctor. Naturopathic doctors view symptoms of disease and illness as the body attempts to heal itself.
The Essence of Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic medicine is a system of health care using natural therapies and methods to push your body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors are trained in core clinical methods including botanical medicine, acupuncture and Asian medicine, homeopathy, injection, intravenous therapies, clinical nutrition and supplementation, as well as counseling and lifestyle coaching- all to help your body heal naturally.
Naturopathic doctors have a philosophy for everything we do in a set of six guiding principles. They influence how we make clinical decisions, how we think about medicine, and most importantly, how we treat patients. The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine First, do no harm Treat the root cause of illness or disease Treat the whole person Use the healing power of the body and nature Empower patients through education Be proactive by emphasizing prevention The Principles...