What is Naturopathic Medicine?
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The naturopathic philosophy is based on the healing power of nature. Therefore, naturopathic medicine is a system of healing that can be defined as a combination of philosophy, science, art and practice with the intention of promoting health through education and natural, homeopathic medicines and processes. Various naturopathic techniques and therapies are applied to assist and promote the healing power of nature. .
By providing health education, naturopathic doctors help patients understand how their life choices affect their health. Naturopathic doctors aim to provide patients with the skills and tools to help them achieve the optimum level of health. They encourage and emphasize the patient's responsibility to take care of their own health and well-being.
What types of conditions can Naturopathic Medicine treat?
There is a wide range of conditions that Naturopathic doctors treat, either alone or in combination with other complementary medical treatments.
- Acute conditions such as headaches, sore throats, ear infections, intestinal upsets, colds and flu, etc.
- Chronic illnesses such as migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal, gynecological, arthritis, heart disease, etc.
- Inherent tendencies before they become a serious illness or degenerative disease.
- Mental and emotional problems to reduce the effects of recent stresses and long-term patterns of anger, depression or anxiety