What is Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
An ND is a doctor trained in diagnosing, preventing and treating acute and chronic medicine to help patients achieve optimal wellness. NDs strive to find the underlying cause of dis-ease instead of suppressing symptoms. NDs are trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. Like Medical Doctors (MDs) and Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs), Naturopathic Doctors complete extensive training in Biomedical and diagnostic science. Unlike conventional medical school, they are extensively trained in how to use natural substances, such as herbs, vitamins and foods to improve health.
Why would I see a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
If you are looking for a different perspective on your health, a Naturopathic visit is an order. With extensive testing to get to the underlying cause of health concerns, and careful listening to ascertain why and how you came to be as you are, Naturopathy is the clear choice.
- Careful listening
- Compassionate care and personalized human-centric care
- Comprehensive diagnostic testing and lab work
- Safe and Natural treatments
- Gentle and effective remedies
- Lifestyle modifications and guidance
- Dietary advice and weight loss assistance
What conditions do you treat?
Naturopaths are trained to treat all conditions including chronic issues such as Food sensitivities, IBS, Diabetes, Menopause, Weight Management, Insomnia, and Hypertension, among many others!
The 6 principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes that people have an inherent self-healing process.
- Identify and treat the cause (Tolle Causam): Naturopathic physicians are trained to uncover the cause of illness and treat the root cause, not just the symptoms.
- First do no harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic Physicians use methods and medicines that minimize the risk of side effects.
- Doctor as teacher (Docere): Naturopathic Physicians use their extensive training to teach their patients.
- Treat the whole person: Naturopathic Physicians are not looking at individual parts of a patient, they honor and understand that the whole picture is greater than one symptom, so you will be asked about all of your medical history, social situation, mental and emotional wellbeing, and spiritual path.
- Prevention: Naturopathic Physicians assess risk factors such as hereditary risk and lifestyle complications. Together with patients, a plan of care is created to prevent the occurrence of disease.