What is Naturopathic Medicine?
We Believe in Treating the Whole Person Instead of Just the Disease
Naturopathic doctors go through similar training to traditional medical school in terms of physiology, pathology and diagnosis. However, we differ a lot in treatment principles. We believe in getting to the root cause of disease instead of curing symptoms. We believe in treating the whole person instead of just the disease. When we are able to find the root cause of disease, we can work on correcting the underlying cause to improve health.
We employ different modalities to accomplish this goal. They include Diet and Lifestyle Management, Nutritional Supplementation, Herbal/Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine, Mind-body therapy and Homeopathic Medicine.
Our Clinical Approach
Naturopathic doctors are trained as specialists in natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors perform physical examinations, take thorough histories and order labs tests and other diagnostic tests. Natural treatments that are effective and safe are prescribed to patients. Since Naturopathic doctors are trained in pharmacology, we work to integrate natural treatments safely with prescription medications. The clinical assessment is aimed at obtaining an in-depth understanding of the patient’s underlying condition.