Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive, holistic, individualized approach to improving health and treating illness. Drawing on knowledge substantiated by thousands of years of experience and incorporating modern science, Naturopathic Doctors use natural substances and treatments (such as food, vitamins, minerals, herbs and acupuncture) to support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Prevention is a priority in Naturopathic Medicine. When disease is present, the focus of Naturopathic treatment is to address the underlying cause of illness and support a return to health rather than managing symptoms or attempting to replace a state of good health with medication. For this reason, Naturopathic and conventional medicines can be used in a complementary fashion in the treatment of a wide range of health concerns. Naturopathic doctors consider all aspects of a person’s life when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan, including physical, mental and emotional states.
WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
Integrative Medicine combines modern medicine with established natural therapies. By combining the best of both worlds, integrative practitioners are better able to relieve suffering, reduce reliance on medication, hospitalizations and surgeries and optimize individual wellness and vitality.