Naturopathic medicine is grounded in ancient teachings as well as current advances in the study of whole body wellness. The medicine focuses on approaching every patient as a unique individual and believes in supporting the body’s own inherent abilities to heal.
Naturopathic Medicine is grounded in six principles:
First Do No Harm
Identify and Treat the Cause
Treat the Whole Person
The Body Has Inherent Wisdom to Heal
Doctor Means Teacher
Prevention is Cure
Naturopathic Physicians emphasize the use of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, physical medicine, and herbal therapies to prevent disease and promote wellness with few or no side effects. Naturopathic Physicians attend accredited four-year graduate level Naturopathic medical schools to become primary-care practitioners. They receive the same basic training as an MD or DO, and also study clinical nutrition, physical medicine, psychology, homeopathic and botanical medicine.
NDs treat the same conditions that an allopathic (conventional medical) doctor can treat, even in conjunction with your doctor.
How is Naturopathic medicine different from Conventional medicine?
While conventional medicine often relies on "quick fixes" that in some cases can be harmful in other ways, Naturopathic medicine seeks to truly heal the individual with a focus on root causes, not just on masking your symptoms with the first drug that comes to mind. Through both natural and conventional medicine combined with education, Naturopathic Physicians help bring people into their bodies.
This is why a typical visit to our doctors last 45 minutes, and are much more comprehensive than your typical doctor visit, which lasts 10 minutes on average. Insurance really only covers that 10 minute visit, and a narrow range of services, which is why we have Concierge Care to allow us to provide those lengthier and more comprehensive visits, in addition to the other value of Concierge Care.