Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It bridges the gap between what is known as modern medicine and what is considered alternative medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to support the innate healing power of the body and treat the underlying or root cause of disease or illness, for both acute and chronic concerns. Naturopathic treatments are as individual as the patients, and are based on their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional Asian medicine and acupuncture and, homeopathy may also be used during treatments.
Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care. Therapies can be used on their own or in conjunction with conventional medical treatments.
Naturopathic Doctors can treat patients of all ages, for both acute and chronic concerns including: