What is Naturopathic Medicine??
The Naturopathic approach to health and healing combines modern or Western biomedical understanding with Eastern or more traditional and/or natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) see symptoms of disease (dis-ease) as a sign that something is out of balance. The focus of Naturopathic medicine is on uncovering root or contributing factors to dis-ease, maximizing function and health rather than concealing your body's signals that something is wrong.
Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on your unique physiological, psychological, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors. Your ND will work with you to uncover factors - physical, mental or emotional - which may be contributing to your symptoms and any disruption in health you may be experiencing.
You do NOT need to be 'sick' to benefit from Naturopathic medicine - Health optimization is a fantastic goal!!