Naturopathic Medicine is the science of using natural therapies to alleviate the signs and symptoms of disease while simultaneously healing the illness. The practice of naturopathic medicine rests on the following six principles.
First do no harm
Teach the principles of healthy living
Heal the whole person with individualized treatment
Treat the root causes of illness
Utilize the healing power of nature
Where naturopathic doctors are extensively trained as primary care physicians to diagnose and treat almost any chronic medical condition. Licensed naturopathic doctors see a wide variety of patients ranging from those with a common cold to others with more complex conditions such as autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, endocrine imbalance, or respiratory disease.
We literally are what we eat. So it makes a lot of sense to put healthy foods in our body. Our doctors of Naturopathic Medicine can guide you through the myriad of foods choices to make sure you’re eating the best way possible.
Botanical medicine is the use of plants to treat illness and it is possibly the oldest form of medicine known to man. Herbal medicines have a wide range of documented healing properties, including the ability to balance hormones, decrease blood pressure, and stimulate immune system activity and lower blood sugar levels.
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old therapeutic system that involves the use of extremely small doses of various natural substances to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Homeopathy is considered one of the safest forms of medical treatment.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine is rooted in five thousand years of practice and experience. Naturopathic doctors diagnose imbalances in the body by observing symptoms and physical signs, examining the tongue and pulses to create and individualized treatment plan, and balance the flow of the body’s internal energy, resulting in improved physical, psychological and emotional health.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counseling
The root causes of two in every five deaths can be traced to lifestyle behaviors. Lifestyle medicine is the recognition that modifiable lifestyle factors such as unhealthy diet or poor ability to cope with stress are major contributors to the development of chronic illness. The goal of therapeutic lifestyle change is to create a lifestyle that results in reversal of illness symptoms, and prevention of future disease.