Health care that treats the root cause of the illness rather than individual symptoms
Naturopathic Medicine is a specific primary health care system that combines modern scientific literature with traditional, natural forms of medicine. Your naturopathic doctor will use some of the many different tools in their tool belt to address illness, some of which include vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, physical manipulation, consideration of nutrition and environment, psychological considerations…this approach tends to make sense to people and it is now the approach people prefer over pharmaceutical intervention alone.
Many symptoms of disease are warning signs of poor lifestyle habits and little pieces of the body’s machinery not working like they’re supposed to. This is why careful consideration of what is happening in the rest of a person’s body informs us about what is causing an imbalance.
Consider that disease is a process rather than an entity. This means the primary goal of treating any illness must be getting to the root cause of the problem. This can be true for both acute and chronic illness. Treatments are chosen based on the condition of the patient, not just the name of the disease. Naturopathic doctors can also work around and enhance interventions of other health care professionals- for example addressing nutrient deficiencies caused by drug interventions, and Naturopathic Doctors are always willing to cooperate with other practitioners so the patient gets what they need.
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