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Naturopathic Medicine in New York

Alternative Medicine and Natural Health in NYC

Dr. Jared Hanson N.D., L.Ac is a doctor of naturopathic medicine in New York City. To make an appointment, please call 917-267-WELL or email

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of medicine that focuses on your body's innate ability to heal itself. Integrating ancient tradition with cutting-edge science, Naturopathic doctors are the only modern health care providers who receive comprehensive training in what is widely referred to as alternative medicine.

Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) graduate from accredited four-year medical schools and study the same basic and clinical sciences as medical doctors while also pursuing coursework and clinical training in natural medicine using nontoxic and holistic therapies that emphasize disease prevention and promoting wellness. Naturopathic doctors must pass rigorous professional basic science and clinical board exams in order to be licensed as a primary care general practice physician in states that license naturopathic doctors.

Naturopathic medicine focuses on strengthening your body's own healing abilities and removing obstructions to health. Naturopathic medicine significantly improves a variety of health problems, often providing a patient with complete resolution. In chronic disease, the key to this improvement is the proper application of natural agents and methods, the majority of which have been used successfully for centuries.

Doctors of naturopathic medicine use a blend of modalities that includes homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle and dietary adjustment, acupuncture or physical medicine. The seven principles that guide naturopathic medicine are:

  • First do no harm
  • Vis Medicatrix Naturae - The Healing Power of Nature
  • Identify and Treat the Causes of Disease
  • Doctor as Teacher
  • Treat the Whole Person
  • Prevention
  • Wellness

Doctors of naturopathic medicine are specially trained to understand the interactions between natural treatments and conventional therapies such as drugs or surgery. Let your naturopathic doctor know about all of the medicines you are taking and any other treatments you are receiving. A combination of natural and conventional therapies may help patients more than either one alone.