natruopathic

Naturopathic Medicine

Common Ailments

Abnormal PAPs
Allergies
Anemia
Angina
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Athletic Injuries
Back Problems
Bladder Infections
Bone Health
Breast Problems
Bronchitis
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel
Cholesterol Problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Circulatory Problems
Common Cold
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Cough
Depression
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Earache
Digestive Complaints
Endometriosis
Fever & Chills
Flu
Food Poisoning
Gas & Gas Pains
Glaucoma
Gout
Gum Problems
Fatigue
Hay Fever
Headache
Hearing Problems
Heartburn
Heart Conditions
Hemorrhoids
High Blood Pressure
Hormone Imbalances
Immune Problems
Incontinence
Indigestion
Infertility
Insomnia
Insulin Resistance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Kidney Disease
Laryngitis
Menopause
Menstrual Problems
Metabolic Syndrome
Mononucleosis
Motion Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Cramps
Nausea
Neuralgia
Osteoporosis
Pain-Chronic
PCOS
Periodontal Disease
Pneumonia
Poison Ivy
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Prostate Problems
Rashes & Skin Problems
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Shingles
Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Stomach Ulcers
Stress
Sty
Sunburn
Tendinitis
Thyroid Disorders
TMJ Syndrome
Tonsillitis
Toothache
Vaginal Problems
Varicose Veins
Warts
Weight Loss
Women’s Health
Yeast Infections

Naturopathic Medicine

The healing power of nature is at the core of Naturopathic Medicine with the intent to provide Holistic (Whole Body) healthcare drawing from numerous traditional healing systems. Believing that the body has an innate intelligence that naturally strives for health and that the physican’s role is to support the body in this effort, the Naturopathic Doctor (ND or NMD) follows seven basis principles in working with the patient: Do No Harm, Treat The Whole Person, Find The Underlying Cause, Help Nature Heal, Encourage Prevention, Recognize Wellness & Act As A Teacher.

Naturopathic theory suggests that psychological and spiritual elements in addition to the physical, can contribute to disease. Based on this belief, Naturopathic Doctors may focus substantial attention on the patient’s lifestyle for clues to the underlying cause(s) of disease. Because of its emphasis on whole body health and the wide range of techniques available to assist the body, Naturopathy can be applied to almost all basic healthcare. Patients will see a Naturopathic Doctor for ongoing Preventative Care & many will seek the Alternative Therapies when conventional approaches have been found unsatisfactory. The most commonly treated diseases by Naturopaths are those strongly affected by lifestyle and environment.

General Practitioner
Primary-Care Provider

Most Naturopathic Doctors are considered Primary-Care Providers. In this role as a general practitioner, they treat both acute and chronic illnesses with a focus on Preventative Care such as yearly wellness exams. They manage pharmaceutical prescriptions and educate the public on multiple health issues.

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Education

These Physicians undergo four years of undergraduate studies with conventional pre-med training, followed by four years of graduate school at one of the accredited Naturopathic Schools. Naturopathic Philosophy, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine (Manipulation) and other alternative therapies are all subjects of study along with standard subjects such as Anatomy, Histology, Pharmacology and Pathology. They are required to work with a Licensed Naturopath in a clinical setting after learning standard diagnostic procedures and prior to attaining their ND degree. They must also pass their governing licensing boards in order to secure their license to practice.