What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with modern science. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit.
Naturopathic doctors concentrate on whole patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, while addressing the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. They care for patients of all ages and genders, and practice in settings ranging from private clinics to integrative medical centers, urgent care clinics, and hospitals. NDs provide individualized, evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches in order to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.