What is it?
Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive medical system of primary care physicians who utilize natural treatments to direct and support the body’s natural healing process. Naturopathic doctor, NDs, focus on educating and empowering their patients in the path to health, utilizing modalities like diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, botanical medicine, homeopathy, chinese medicine, manipulation, and many many more tools specific to the individual ND that support and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. It is the philosophy that unifies our profession, not the modalities. Naturopaths view the patient as a unique, complex, interrelated whole person. It focuses on the restoration of health, not the absence of disease (dis-ease). After a 4-year medical school and optional residencies, Naturopathic physicians are trained to create comprehensive treatment plans that intertwine the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to restore balance, health, happiness, love and purpose in their lives.
Visit http://naturopathic.org/ for more information and to find an ND in your area.