What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary system of health care that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and organic forms therapy. Naturopathic medicine is a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing, assessing and treating conditions by combining evidence-based scientific knowledge with natural therapeutics. Naturopathic Doctors focus on addressing the root cause of illness with natural therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical therapies and lifestyle counseling, with an aim to support and stimulate the body’s natural abilities to heal. Naturopathic treatments are highly individualized, taking into account the physical, emotional mental and spiritual aspects of each person.
What to expect when you visit a Naturopathic Doctor:
The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to understand the patient and all of the factors which impact his or her health. Your first consultation will last 60 minutes and involves a thorough investigation of your health concerns as well as an exploration into your complete medical history. Additional information may be acquired from a physical examination and/or laboratory testing where needed. An individual treatment plan is then proposed and discussed.
Follow Up Consultations:
The number of treatments varies depending on the presenting concerns. The goal is to help clients in achieving their optimal health and well-being in addition to education in health maintenance and disease prevention.