Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of healthcare which strives to attain health and wellbeing through both disease prevention and health promotion. In their treatment approaches, Naturopathic Doctors integrate current scientific knowledge with traditional healing wisdom.
Natural substances and methods are used in developing a treatment plan with the primary goal of supporting and stimulating the body’s natural healing ability.
A Naturopathic Doctor strives to treat the underlying cause of an illness, rather than limiting the focus to the subsequent manifestations, or symptoms, that may arise. Naturopathic Doctors view the individual as a whole, and treatment plans are developed with the consideration of physical, mental, emotional, and environmental factors specific to that individual.
Another important aspect to Naturopathic Medicine is that it can complement and enhance the services and treatments provided by other health care professionals, providing a truly integrative and holistic form of health care.