About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is medical practice based on the philosophy that each individual human body possesses the unique and innate ability to heal itself naturally.
Physical symptoms, including disease, are viewed as an expression of an underlying disturbance of health through the eyes of a Naturopathic Doctor. Because of this, it is important to determine and treat the cause of illness, rather then just the symptoms, in order to restore balance and ultimately prevent future illness.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are clinically and professionally trained in four-year nationally accredited medical institutions. Upon completion, graduates must pass national board exams to become eligible for licensure as a Naturopathic Doctor. Like Medical Doctors (M.D.s), N.D.s receive extensive and comprehensive physician level education in human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology. However, N.D.s receive additional medical education and clinical training to combine their modern scientific knowledge with time-tested natural healing techniques and modalities. Like M.D.s, N.D.s use laboratory testing, MRI, x-ray, and ultrasound along with other modern diagnostic techniques to gain a thorough understanding of your health condition. N.D.s also prescribe botanicals, homeopathic medicines, nutraceuticals, supplements, hydrotherapy, preform in-office procedures like bodywork, offer diet and lifestyle counseling, and teach lifestyle techniques such as mediation and healthy routines.