Central to naturopathic
philosophy is the knowledge that human beings have the capacity
for healing within themselves. Removing the “obstacles to
cure” (factors which inhibit healing) is the first consideration
of the naturopathic doctor.
Establishing the basis for wellness is another goal of naturopathic
medicine. It is when the optimal conditions are present that we
can enjoy the greatest level of health. These include proper diet,
sufficient sleep, positive attitude, exercise, healthy relationships,
satisfying work, clean environment, pure water, and time for recreation.
N.D.s are trained physicians that undergo 4
years of pre-med followed by 4 years of medical school at an accredited
naturopathic medical college. On completion of medical school they
must pass a weeklong national board exam before they can be licensed.
They are currently licensed in 14 States, including Maine, to diagnose
and treat individuals for their health problems. Naturopaths specialize
in the use of scientifically validated, natural methods for restoring
and building health. Treatment modalities include diet and lifestyle
counseling, massage therapy, spinal manipulation, botanical medicine,
psychological counseling, nutrition, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy
and selected pharmaceuticals.
- Naturopathic Medical
- Nutrition and Detoxification Courses
- Wellness Visits
- Nutritional Consultation