What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a system of health care that blends traditional and natural forms of healing and modern scientific knowledge. Naturopathic medicine assesses and treats the whole person by identifying and treating the underlying cause of a condition and not just the symptoms of the illness.
More and more, people recognize that individuals are not just a collection of symptoms to be treated separately. They are beginning to understand that many seemingly unrelated symptoms and illnesses are really connected and are often only parts of an underlying process.
Naturopathic medicine assesses the health of individual organs and functions but looks deeper to uncover the underlying causes that connect many different symptoms. The naturopathic doctor (N.D.) then considers a range of natural methods to restore you to a well-functioning state of health. In short, naturopathic medicine treats you as a whole person, not just a collection of symptoms.