About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine blends cutting edge medical science and preventative care with proven centuries-old natural therapies to stimulate your body’s innate ability to heal itself.
- A naturopathic doctor is trained as a family doctor who treats many health problems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care.
- Naturopathic doctors attend four-year post-graduate level medical schools where they are trained in basic and clinical medical sciences, physical diagnosis, lab diagnosis, pharmacology, minor surgery and natural therapeutics.
- Both the Department of Education and the Carnegie Institute classify the ND degree as a first-professional degree under Doctorate-Professional (clinical), on par with MD and DO degrees.
- Naturopaths utilize the latest medical science and diagnostic techniques, and work cooperatively with conventional medical doctors and other health care practitioners.
- The most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies are utilized, but conventional medications are prescribed when necessary.
- The cause of a patient’s condition is addressed, instead of simply treating symptoms.
- The body is viewed as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
- Patients receive individualized care specific to their body’s unique needs.
- Patients are educated in the steps necessary to achieve and maintain health.
- Focus is placed on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.