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– Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet and practical philosopher
There is a difference between radiant health and what our culture calls “feeling normal.” Naturopathic medicine encourages you to be the most powerful and resourceful version of yourself. It provides the tools, guidance and support you need to become truly happy, on-purpose and vibrantly well.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Rooted in western medicine, naturopathic medicine delivers effective, non-invasive and natural treatments that reflect these six essential principles:
The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all of its physical and spiritual dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
About Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)
Naturopathic physicians are trained and licensed as primary care providers. As such, their scope of training and practice may include:
- Physical & Clinical Diagnosis
- Laboratory Diagnostics
- Nutritional Therapy
- Herbal Medicine
- Minor surgery
- Spinal Manipulation
- IV Therapy
Because NDs view natural remedies as both complementary and primary, naturopathic doctors cooperate with other medical professionals, referring patients to surgeons and other specialists whenever appropriate.
A licensed naturopathic doctor is a graduate of four-year, post-bachelor medical school and has more than 800 hours of clinical training. As such, an ND should not be confused with a “naturopath,” whose sole training is via mail order courses.