Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine blends natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathic medicine attempts to identify and treat the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. Each person is unique and requires individualized care. In developing a treatment plan to address the cause of any condition, naturopathic medicine takes into account the whole person. Lifestyle, family history, environmental stresses, nutritional status, emotional well-being and general physical state are all carefully evaluated.

Naturopathic medicine is appropriate for wellness and a broad range of health conditions affecting people of all ages. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness and is tailored to the patient emphasizing prevention and self-care. Using therapies to support the healing process, stimulate the body’s vital force and prevent further disease from occurring, balance can be restored and wellness achieved. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes areas of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, detoxification, immunology and hydrotherapy.

 
 

Naturopathic Physician

A Naturopathic Physician is a licensed primary care provider trained as an expert in natural medicine. They receive a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine after graduating from an accredited naturopathic medical school. After an undergraduate degree, doctorial naturopathic medical education includes study of the biological sciences and conventional medicine as well as alternative diagnosis and treatment. In addition, naturopathic physicians complete extensive academic and clinical education and other forms of medical diagnosis as well as the safe, effective use of natural medicines. Natural medicines include diet, nutrition and exercise, the therapeutic use of vitamins and minerals, botanical medicine, homeopathy, counseling, physical therapies and more. Naturopathic education emphasizes the role of a doctor as teacher, educating people about health, disease, treatment options and prevention. Naturopathic physicians pass two national board exams, science and clinical, to attain a license to practice in the state. Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

 
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