What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a method of healing that blends centuries-old holistic medicines with modern medical science. The goal for Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) is to treat the whole person. In order to accomplish this, Naturopathic physicians aim to support the body’s natural ability to heal, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The premise behind Naturopathic medicine is to find the root cause of illness and to address health concerns at their very core, rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.

What Is An Appointment With A Naturopathic Physician Like?

The first visit is one and a half hours where we discuss your health history (physical, emotional, and spiritual) and together you will identify your specific needs. We will address all of your concerns, answer all of your questions, and perform a physical exam if indicated. An individualized wellness plan will be developed, including any diagnostic laboratory testing you may need, and treatment plans that fit into your lifestyle. We will then work together during half to one hour follow up visits to assess your progress, review laboratory results, and to ensure achievement of your healthcare goals.