What is Naturopathic medicine?
“Vix Madicatrix naturae” means the “Healing Power of Nature!” Naturopathic Medicine focuses on preventative medicine as well as treating the whole person and treating the “root cause” to any disease/ailment. Utilizing natural modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, herbal medicine, Homeopathy, clinical nutrition and diet and lifestyle counseling, Naturopathic Medicine works towards restoring the body to its optimal state through strengthening the body at different levels, while using non- invasive approaches. More importantly, Naturopathic Medicine focuses on treating the Individual and not just the symptom. Therefore, one can expect an individualized treatment plan suited for their concerns and goals.
Naturopathic Medicine can be beneficial for many cases. A common misconception and stereotype is that Naturopathic Medicine can ONLY be used as a preventative measure and is mostly about healthy eating and taking vitamins. Although diet and supplements can have a large impact on the body’s ability to function optimally, Naturopathic doctors take all components into consideration; the mental, physical and emotional to not only prevent but to treat. There has been much success and research on Naturopathic Medicines’ ability to help with many conditions. These include and are not limited to:
Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression, Mental health, ADHD, chronic diseases, Autoimmune disease, Cardiovascular diseases, Digestive complaints, Pain Management, sport related injuries, weight loss, Fertility, Menopause, Migraines, allergies, skin conditions and many more.
There is a lot of information and buzz about what is “healthy” and what is not healthy in the media. Do not give into everything you hear. Be sure to always ask your health care practitioner if something is right for you, as they will be able to help you understand and educate you on reaching your health goals.