What is Naturopathic Medicine?
The foundation of Naturopathic Medicine is based on the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease based on natural therapies and techniques. It is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness and disease. The foundation of Naturopathic Medicine is built upon the belief that the body has the natural ability to heal itself. Naturopathic methods are used to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Naturopathic Medicine can be used in conjunction with, and complementary to, mainstream medical treatments.
Whether you are just not feeling as good as you should, or you have been diagnosed with a specific disease or condition, Naturopathic Medicine can help you find your way back to optimal health. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) help you to be the best at whatever it is you do, be it a parent, professional, labourer, or enjoying a well-deserved retirement.
Naturopathic Doctors treat a wide range of conditions including depression, cancer, arthritis, food intolerance, skin problems, chronic fatigue and pain, and much more. Many common conditions can be reduced or even eliminated by a simple change in diet. Whatever the condition, NDs have a variety of treatment methods to help you feel better.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing and continuing education, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.