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What is Naturopathic Medicine

on September 6, 2007

Naturopathic medicine is a blending of the traditional healing arts with modern medical science. Utilizing the best of what both systems have to offer, Naturopathic Doctors can help you recover from illness and attain optimal health. When evaluating your situation to determine the best plan of action, N.D.’s turn to the Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine. These guiding principles are:
First Do No Harm
Identify and Treat the Cause
Doctor as Educator
Prevention
The Healing Power of Nature
Treat the Whole Person
What this means for you as a patient is that your Naturopath is going to consider all possible causes for your symptoms: environmental (chemical exposure), emotional, mental, physical. Your Naturopath will also consider your circumstances at the moment. With consideration for all of this information, they will partner with you to determine the best plan


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