Naturopathic medicine is a unique form of licensed primary health care that combines modern scientific medical knowledge with the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine found around the world.
Naturopathic physicians are trained to treat almost all acute and chronic conditions. The focus of naturopathic practice is on understanding the unique needs of each person, striving to find the cause of the disease, and treating the individual and the disease.
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes nutrition, lifestyle and the belief in the body's innate healing power. By adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle, the body can often change or reverse the course of an illness and restore good health. A naturopathic physician can facilitate this healing process.
Some may seek to work with a naturopathic physician on a specific medical condition, while others may choose naturopathic medicine as a pro-active means of attaining optimal health.