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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

First and foremost, it is the approach, philosophy and training of naturopathic doctors that distinguishes naturopathic medicine from other forms of health care. It is founded upon stimulating and supporting the healing power of the body. Naturopathic medicine is a way to achieve better health; through detailed intakes, physical exams, and relevant lab work, it addresses each patients’ specific concerns. Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment integrate western medical sciences as the foundation for diagnosis while blending modern research based medicine with century old knowledge and philosophy. This provides a unique blend of conventional and natural medicine. Naturopathic medicine focuses on not only the presenting symptoms you are experiencing, but also what the underlying cause of the symptoms are. By understanding the root cause of disease and addressing modifiable risk factors, we are able to support and work with the body’s natural ability to heal. Health promotion and disease prevention are key components of naturopathic medicine to optimize conditions for healthy living. The focus of naturopathic care is you! Health is more than just the physical – it includes the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. Our treatments are safe, effective and individualized. We collaborate with you as a patient as well as your other health care practitioners to provide you with the best care possible.​

Naturopathic Modalities include:

  • Botanical medicine

  • Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture

  • Clinical nutrition and nutritional counseling

  • Lifestyle counseling

  • Homeopathic Medicine

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Physical therapies including: manipulations and body work


The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

  • First do no harm – the use of therapies that are minimally invasive

  • The Healing power of nature

  • Identification and treatment of the root causes of disease

  • The primary role of the doctor as teacher

  • Treatment of the whole person – mind, body and spirit

  • Disease prevention and health promotion

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