Naturopathic medical philosophy is based on the healing power of nature and focuses on how natural medicines and lifestyle changes can support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counselling, health promotion and disease prevention.
Naturopathic doctors use clinical diagnosis (through medical history, laboratory testing, physical exams and collaboration with other healthcare physicians) to uncover the root cause of patient health concerns. The focus of naturopathic care is centered on the individual, their current health (physical, emotional and spiritual), family history as well as lifestyle choices; all of which factor into the treatment plan offered by a naturopathic doctor.
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies and resources to empower you with the information and natural medicine you need to achieve optimal health.