Naturopathic medicine is a holistic specialty care approach to health and wellness that focuses on the interconnectedness of the body, rather than disease itself.
The goal is to find the causes of illness, and how different systems in the body affect each other. Natural therapies are used to support the body in its own healing process. The bedrock of naturopathy is the health and well-being of the individual. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) choose the most appropriate type of therapy or combination of therapies tailored to each unique patient.
Naturopathic medicine has something to offer to everyone, regardless of age or condition of health. Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers who are trained as specialists in natural medicine. Naturopathic medicine draws from a wide variety of natural therapeutics, which include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, body work, and counseling.
Some of the treatments include dietary and nutritional coaching, lifestyle counseling, acupuncture, herbal preparations, nutritional supplements and homeopathy.