What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system which fuses modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural medicine. Its foundation is based upon an individualized holistic approach that emphasises prevention, treatment, and optimal health. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate and support the natural healing force within the body and to treat the underlying cause of disease.
Naturopathic Doctors treat both acute and chronic conditions with treatments that are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, psychological, spiritual, environment, and lifestyle factors are all taken into account. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, and Asian medicine/acupuncture are used in treatments that is tailored to each individual.