Naturopathy, or Naturopathic Medicine, is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care offered by licensed physicians. It consists of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disorders by the therapeutic use of natural methods and materials. These might include Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Hygiene, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Manipulation, or ancient medical systems like those of China or India.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to
ward off and combat disease. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.
Homeopathy – A Primer
Homeopathy is a system of medicine in which minute doses of specially-prepared natural substances are used to stimulate the innate healing capacity of the body. Its central premise is the idea that "like curses like" - meaning that a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms in a sick person. Christopher Johnson, MD, explains the history and background of this popular form of natural medicine.
Mind-body Integrative Medicine: Treating the Whole Person
As the face of health care continues to change with the increased use and popularity of "natural", "holistic", "alternative", "complementary" medicine, the
focus of attention is now moving more towards what is being termed "integrative" medicine. Paul Epstein, ND explains how mind-body integrative medicine
combines the best of conventional and alternative therapies.
- How Did Naturopathy Begin?
- What Is The Philosophy Behind Naturopathy?
- What Types Of Treatments Do Naturopathic Doctors Offer?
- Botanical Medicine (Phytotherapy)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Naturopathic Manipulation (Bodywork)
- Lifestyle Counseling and Modification
- What Can I Expect During My First Visit?
- What Conditions Can Naturopathic Medicine Treat?
- When Can I Expect Results?
- How Are Naturopathic Doctors Trained?
Naturopathic Medicine in practice considers the fundamental components of health - biochemistry, biomechanics, and the emotional predisposition - in order to help a person restore the balance that we describe as good health. This philosophy empowers the individual as being responsible for the level of health they experience. Naturopathic Medicine offers safe, cost-effective solutions for many of our nation's healthcare problems. Competance and respect for tradition, the scientific method, and innovation are hallmarks of a naturopathic medical practice.