What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine delivers gentle and natural treatments that reflect these six fundamental principles:
The Healing Power of Nature
To trust in the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself
Identify and Treat the Causes
To look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause
First Do No Harm
To utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies
Doctor as Teacher
To educate and empower patients in the steps to restoring and maintaining health
Treat the Whole Person
To view the body and mind as an integrated whole
To focus on sustainable health and disease prevention
Who are Naturopathic Doctors?
Naturopathic doctors are trained and licensed as primary health care practitioners. ND's scope of training and practice includes but not limited to:
Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine
Physical & Clinical Diagnosis
Because naturopathic doctors consider natural remedies as both complementary and primary, they work with other health care professionals through referrals and consultations to best serve patients' medical needs.
A licensed naturopathic doctor is a graduate of four-year, post-bachelor medical school and has more than 1,200 hours of clinical training.