Welcome to Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a blend of modern medical science and time honored healing traditions with the aim of preventing disease, restoring health, and finding and curing the cause of illness, both in acute and chronic conditions.
Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care providers by accredited naturopathic medical schools in the United States and Canada. They are the leading experts in natural medicine and have mastery in knowledge of the physiology and inter-connectedness of the human body.
Each patient is treated as a unique individual, thus receiving personalized care. This means that two people can have the same disease but for very different reasons, and so need different treatment approaches.
If the goal was simply to rid the body of symptoms, a ‘one sized fits all’ medicine could work. However, when the symptoms are continually swept under the carpet it allows them to slowly gain more strength. Since the body is very wise and resilient, it will do whatever it needs to do to stay alive. But overtime, when the proper physiology is continually challenged, the cellular function actually changes to accommodate the new environment. This is called adaptive physiology. This is when more serious conditions show up, like autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Ultimately, the goal is to 1. recognize that a symptom is a signal from the body that things are out of balance, 2. restore proper functioning which brings back health and resolves symptoms, 3. Maintain health and prevent disease.