Naturopathic Medicine

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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) attend a 4 year post-baccalaureate medical school. Naturopathic Doctors look for the underlying cause of disease and use the least invasive, cutting edge natural therapies for treatment. The heart of Naturopathic Medicine is diet and nutrition, but it also provides a variety of tools such as herbs, supplements, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. Naturopathic Doctors feel its important to spend an adequate amount of time with each patient in order to treat holistically, provide individualized care and to discover the cause of disease.

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Naturopathic Doctors practice under the 5 naturopathic principles:

  • First, do no harm by utilizing the most natural, least invasive least toxic therapies
  • Co-operate with the healing power of nature trusting the body’s ability to heal itself
  • Identify and treat the causes
  • Treat the whole person through individualized treatment
  • Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine
  • Focus on disease prevention

 

5 Comments on “Naturopathic Medicine

  1. I am very interested in naturopathic medicine, is there any possible way I could shadow you for the afternoon, just to see how a typical day goes?

    P.S. I love your blogs!

  2. Hi I’m very curious about moving to a naturalistic doctor. I have been experiencing strong cramping for 8 months which doctors believe to be endometriosis. I have been experimenting with the nuva ring to see if it would help the pain but it has not. I’m aware of that there isn’t much to do for endometriosis but was hoping you could give me a different perspective.
    Thanks!

  3. Hi Shannon,

    I am happy to help – there are things we can do naturally to help. If you would like to chat further, you can schedule a 15 minute complimentary visit here: http://balancedcare.fullslate.com/. Or send me an email. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you!
    Dr. Katie

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