In most cases of disease or wellness, nutritional counseling and support are a major component of Naturopathic treatments
What Types of Treatment Do Naturopathic Doctors Offer?
The dynamic relationship between disease and nutrition is well known. Many conditions can be improved through changes in diet alone, and other respond well to proper supplementation of specific nutrients. In most cases of disease or wellness, nutritional counseling and support are a major component of Naturopathic treatments.
Botanical Medicine (Phytotherapy)
Botanical medicine, or phytotherapy, was a cornerstone of traditional medicine long before the development of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Most of today's drugs were derived from medicinal plants. Modern scientific investigations have substantiated many of the early uses of medical plants, and have increasingly found ways to use them in treating modern diseases.
The World Health Organization has encouraged programs in herbal medicine, especially in developing countries, as a means of providing affordable primary health care and of creating agricultural markets for those economies. Herbs are characterized by their low toxicity and lack of accumulation in the body. When appropriately selected, botanical medicines offer powerful, safe, and effective approach to healing, with few side effects.