Naturopathic Medicine is the practice of helping people find balance within their physical health. For some, this means overcoming longstanding struggles with weight. For others, it’s about stopping hair loss; getting rid of acne; or managing pain, headaches, or ability to sleep.
As a Naturopathic doctor, I understand that we each have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, and environmental makeup. I spend time with each patient so I can figure out what’s causing his or her disruption. This includes working together to identify their triggers for poor health, which can vary from unhealthy food choices, lack of sleep, stress, and medications. Once I have this information, I can customize a treatment plan that will result in a significant improvement in the way a patient feels.
Although modern medical science is used in naturopathy, the focus lies primarily on diet. Instead of prescribing a medication, a Naturopath uses nutrition, lifestyle modifications, supplements, botanicals, lab testing, and/or other modalities to tailor a treatment plan to each individual.
Prevention is a core principal in naturopathy. In seeking greater wellness, we’re less likely to need treatment for future illness.Teaching patients how to restore and maintain health is vital to the principle of preventative medicine. Naturopaths evaluate risk factors,as well as heredity and vulnerability to disease, making Naturopathic
physicians educators as well as caregivers.