Naturopathic Medicine, practiced for over 125 years in North America, is a distinct patient-centered system of medicine. It places a strong emphasis on prevention, treatment, and optimal health by using different types of therapies that support the body’s natural ability to heal and help the patient achieve sustainable health. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) utilize naturally occurring substances and minimally invasive methods and emphasize illness prevention, natural healing and a healthy diet & lifestyle. The main modalities NDs utilize to treat their patients include Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Psychological Counselling and Physical Medicine (exercise therapy, massage, spinal manipulations).
Naturopathic Doctors focus on understanding the origins of acute and chronic disease and work to support and assist the body’s natural ability to heal, getting to the root cause of the problem. Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are accomplished by integrating evidence-based modern and traditional care which includes clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. The majority of NDs work in multi-disciplinary practices with health professionals from other regulated professions including chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists.
If you want to avoid using pharmaceutical drugs or surgery as the first answer for every medical problem, and if you are curious about tried & tested ways to improve your health naturally, then seeing a Naturopathic Doctor may be the answer for you.
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