Today there is an increasing trend in society to look outside the conventional role of medicine to find answers for one's health care problems and that of their family members. While conventional medicine is preferred in the treatment of trauma and emergencies, Alternative Medicine excels in the prevention and the treatment of chronic disease.
Integrative Medicine is based on a physician-patient partnership in which both conventional and alternative modalities are used to stimulate the body's natural healing potential.
Having access to truly private personalized service that not only addresses your medical needs when they arise, but also assists you in maintaining your health and optimizing your physical being is what contemporary healthcare should be.
This simply means offering a combination of conventional care with cutting edge alternative approaches.
Naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2,000 years old: Vis mediatrix naturae---nature is the healer of all diseases.
Their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is; however, their philosophies and approaches differ considerably from their conventional counterparts.
Naturopathic physicians diagnose disease and treat patients by using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, among others. They choose treatment based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine more than two hundred years old and there are more than one hundred homeopathic medical colleges worldwide. A recent review article in the British Medical Journal performed a meta-analysis of 107 controlled clinical trials of homeopathic substances, and found positive evidence supporting their effectiveness.
Homeopathic therapeutics use medicines made from natural substances. It utilizes medicines that stimulate the body's immune and defense system to initiate the healing process.
Most European countries recognize the effectiveness
of medicinal plants, include them in their official pharmacopoeias and
regulate them as drugs or over-the-counter remedies. At least 14
scientific journals worldwide are devoted to the study of botanical
The dietary approach to prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative disease, championed for more than a century by naturopathic physicians, has recently gained the attention of orthodox medicine. Each of the seven dietary guidelines in the 1988 U.S. Surgeon General's report on nutrition and health is a traditional part of naturopathic practice. More than 40 scientific journals worldwide are devoted to clinical nutrition, and articles on the therapeutic use of diet or supplements also appear regularly in conventional medical journals.
Naturopathic manipulative therapy is performed and prescribed as a "therapy".
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