Blending Traditional Medicine with Modern Scientific Advances
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct healthcare profession that focuses on promoting and restoring optimal health for patients. Licensed naturopathic doctors (ND, NMD) combine modern, cutting-edge scientific advancements with traditional methods and practices to diagnose and treat their patients from a holistic perspective. NDs are guided by six principles when treating patients.
NDs are experts in natural treatment options for patients. The training received during the 4-year accredited, doctoral-level naturopathic medical program is similar to that of our MD and DO colleagues, but also includes extensive training in natural therapies like clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and others.
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Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First, Do No Harm -
choose the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies when possible
Identify and Treat the Causes -
look for the underlying causes of illness
Treat the Whole Person -
view the body as an integrated whole and understand all areas of the patient's function - physical, mental, emotional
The Healing Power of Nature -
trust in the body's inherent ability to heal itself
Doctor as Teacher -
educate patients so they can achieve and maintain health
focus on overall health and emphasize prevention of future illness and disease