Naturopathic Medicine

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Naturopathic Medicine2018-11-08T02:06:42+00:00

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

The term Naturopathic Medicine refers to a distinct system of primary health care that utilizes natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s inherent self-healing process.

floraAs Hippocrates once stated:
“The natural healing force within each one of us
is the greatest force in getting well.”

The naturopathic practitioner views the individual as an integral whole. The symptoms of disease (i.e. low energy, headaches, etc.) are seen as warning signals of improper function and unfavorable lifestyle habits.

The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease.

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic revival of interest in natural medicine and preventative health care. The body is designed to return to health, and by assessing diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplementation, you can regain your energy and optimal health.

Why Would You Choose a Naturopathic doctor?

People are sick and tired of being ‘sick and tired’. As a result, they are also becoming increasingly aware that although drugs and surgery are valuable tools, they are clearly not always the answer.

Many individuals do not feel well and yet after seeing their medical doctors, are told that the physical exams and blood tests indicate that they are in perfect health. They are frustrated by health concerns that are not easily answered and are told they have to live with them. A naturopathic doctor sees an individual’s symptoms as the body’s way of expressing imbalances. The overall goal is to remove the cause of the illness; which both alleviates the symptoms and addresses why those symptoms arose initially.

Through the process of supporting – rather than over-riding the body’s natural mechanisms – the body will often return to a healthy state if given the opportunity.