Naturopathic medicine is a health care methodology that combines natural and traditional approaches to medicine with modern knowledge. The philosophy is to augment the healing powers of the body and cure the underlying cause of disease. The symptoms of disease are often seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and poor lifestyle habits.
Naturopathic treatments can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Treatments are chosen based on the individual patient’s physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies may be used during treatments. These include the following:
For many patients, this difference in approach to health provides them with a new perspective and awareness. By addressing the root cause of disease, and through the appropriate use of natural therapies, many patients with chronic illness have gained tremendous benefits.