Why Naturopathic Medicine?
- For a Doctor who listens to you,
- For a Doctor who works to understand the root cause of your illness,
- For a Doctor who carefully explains your condition and treatments to you,
- For a Doctor who aims to prevent illness rather than simply treat symptoms,
- For a Doctor who teaches you how food, nutrition, and how your lifestyle affect your health
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic doctors are expertly trained in natural and integrative medicine. A Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine is obtained at a four-year medical school, focusing on both classroom and clinical training. Naturopathic doctors are required to pass a series of Board exams in order to become licensed doctors. While trained to diagnose and treat disease in the same manner as conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors often choose to treat the patient and disease differently. First, they identify and treat the root cause of a problem, rather than simply treat symptoms. When practicing naturopathy, a doctor treats the patient as a whole, considering all aspects that may contribute to illness or prevent healing. Naturopathic doctors educate and empower their patients to prevent disease through healthy lifestyle choices and natural interventions. Naturopathic treatment can work alone or together with other approaches. While conventional medical tools involve mostly drugs and surgery, naturopathic doctors
are trained in a variety of therapeutic tools: herbal medicines, supplements, vitamins, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture, pharmacology, and physical medicine.
The 6 Basic Tenets of Naturopathic Medicine:
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine values the self-healing power of the human body. Naturopathic doctors work to promote the self-healing process, as well as remove any obstacles to healing.
- Identify and Treat the Cause or Causes (Tolle Causam): Naturopathic doctors work to find the root cause of the illness, not just treat the symptoms. Naturopathic doctors recognize that symptoms are the body’s way of communicating its needs.
- First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic doctors use methods and substances that minimize the risk of harm.
- Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic doctors educate their patients so that they can make decisions to maintain health and prevent disease. They also recognize and value the importance of the doctor-patient relationship.
- Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum): Naturopathic doctors treat all aspects of a patient, including physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors.
- Prevention (Prevenir): Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients.
Our Specialty Areas:
- Thyroid disorders, including autoimmune diseases, and certified in Wilson’s
- Temperature syndrome
- Adrenal disorders
- Fatigue of unknown cause
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Female hormonal imbalances: i.e. PMS, PMDD, PCOS, menopause, infertility
- HPV and cervical dysplasia
- Digestive concerns: i.e. indigestion, acid reflux, GERD, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
- Type II Diabetes
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin conditions: i.e. adult or teen acne, psoriasis, eczema, rashes of unknown cause
- Mental/emotional conditions: i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD
- Lyme disease, lyme-like illness, and recovery
- Adjunct care for cancer treatment
- Chemical Sensitivity
- Mold Exposure
- Environmental Medicine
- Symptoms and illnesses that are difficult to treat
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