Naturopathic Physicians are trained as primary care physicians who provide a distinct style of medicine which focuses on prevention and treatment with the aim of optimal health.
Naturopathic Physicians are trained as primary care physicians who provide a distinct style of medicine which focuses on prevention and treatment with the aim of optimal health. Healing occurs through the use of a wide variety of therapeutic modalities which stimulate the bodies innate ability to heal and return to a state of balance and homeostasis. Naturopathic medicine blends traditional along with conventional medical approaches utilizing both evidence based medicine and empirical knowledge. The principles of naturopathic medicine are the foundation of the philosophy and are used to guide both intervention and treatment.
The use of the therapeutic order allows naturopathic doctors to determine the level of intervention that should be considered when treating an individual. It is imperative to provide the body with support to establish a strong foundation and create an internal environment in which the body may heal. It is also important to recognize the role that higher levels of intervention play in healthcare such as the use of pharmaceutical medications and when these treatment options are necessary. Naturopathic doctors utilize a variety of modalities to address various levels of the therapeutic order in order to meet patients where they are at in their journey to health and healing.