What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is an integrative approach to health care, healing and wellness. By definition, Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are government recognized general practitioners with specialized training in natural therapies. Naturopathic Doctors treat the underlying cause of illness, seek to uncover the biochemical imbalances in the body and treat both the symptoms and the cause of dis-ease. Naturopathic medicine encompasses many traditional therapies including acupuncture and herbal medicine, and integrates this with current conventional medical science to diagnose in a manner similar to medical doctors (MD's). ND's further utilize therapies such as clinical nutrition, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, intravenous therapy, clinical psychology, innovative laboratory testing and the discretionary use of pharmaceutical prescriptions.
Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians in integrative medicine, providing services that are toward the needs of each individual. Naturopathic medicine is effective in treating many health problems whether acute or chronic. Naturopathic Doctors cooperate with all branches of medicine referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when deemed appropriate.
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