NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE IS... a coordinated approach to primary health-care that meets the individual needs of each patient. In addition to conventional training in health sciences and diagnostics, naturopathic doctors employ a range of natural therapies and non-invasive techniques to ensure a holistic, integrated approach to health and healing.
Naturopathic doctors treat the whole person, addressing acute and chronic conditions while emphasizing disease prevention. Educating patients on personal health management is an important role of an ND.
The goal of naturopathic medical treatment is to address the underlying cause of disease, while avoiding treatments that might induce further harm, either by producing unwanted side effects or by complicating the existing condition.
Conditions Commonly Treated by NDs Include:
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies - often referred to as modalities - to treat their patients.