Naturopathic doctors attend 4-5 year medical schools and are licensed as primary care doctors. Scope of practice includes prescription of pharmaceuticals, botanicals, and performance of minor surgical procedures
Modern naturopathic medicine draws on a number of traditions to bring you healthcare that is individualized, gentle and effective. Treatments are recommended with your long-term, holistic well-being in mind.
Naturopathic treatments can range from ancient home remedies to the use of cutting edge technology. Because of this, it is easier to define the naturopathic approach than it is to define naturopathic therapeutics. The core of naturopathic philosophy is summed up in 6 core principles:
The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.