What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to help patients enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease by using diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person), not as a specific problem such as a clogged artery or a tumor. NDs craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat the disease, but to restore overall health. NDs base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence.
[Source: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. (2010). What is Naturopathic medicine. Retrieved from http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=59]
Prevention is the basis of Naturopathic medicine. Dr. D’Adamo’s latest book “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” has never been truer. Proactive medicine not only saves money, pain and misery but lives. That’s why naturopathic physicians evaluate risk factors, heredity, and vulnerability to disease and offer treatment for overall wellness helping patients decrease their chances of needing treatment for future illness.