Naturopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine by focusing on the underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms or illness with a complete assessment of a patient’s diet, lifestyle, environment and exercise. The greatest strength of naturopathic medicine is in mobilizing the body’s own innate ability to heal and restore itself.
Naturopathic doctors are trained in the same basic sciences as medical doctors, as well as holistic therapeutics, with an emphasis on lifestyle and appropriate supplementation. In their practice, naturopathic doctors use a wide variety of therapies to treat the various ailments of their patients including:
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are the only primary care doctors clinically trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. They specialize in the use of natural therapies proven by scientific and clinical studies or based on traditional knowledge, for the effective treatment of acute and chronic disease and for the prevention of illness.
Like medical doctors, naturopathic doctors work with and will, in appropriate cases, refer their patients to medical specialists and other health care providers. NDs focus on health promotion by teaching their patients to develop and maintain personal commitment and responsibility for their health.
Naturopathic Doctors support people with different health conditions and concerns. Patients benefit from naturopathic medicine both in a complementary medicine role and an alternative medicine role. Some conditions that naturopathic doctors regularly support patients with include:
- Women’s Health Concerns
- Fertility and Pregnancy
- Children’s Health Concerns
- General Health Concerns
- Lifestyle Management