Founded upon a holistic philosophy that considers body, mind and spirit inseparable and equally important in regaining and maintaining a state of optimum health, Naturopathic Medicine has evolved to become the leading edge option for living in our “environmentally challenged” modern world. With the goal of a more natural, less toxic way of living and treating illness and disease, naturopathic doctors use safe and effective modalities of treatment, combining time-proven and well-researched natural (non-drug) therapies with the most current advances in modern science and medicine.
A licensed naturopathic doctor (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in the same basic sciences as traditional medical doctors. In addition to the standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, counseling, hydrotherapy, minor surgery and pharmacology. A naturopathic physician must pass rigorous professional board exams in order to be licensed as a primary care general practice doctor.
Naturopathic medicine can be effective for virtually any illness or disease. It is therefore appropriate for the management of a broad range of health conditions affecting people of all ages, as well as for the prevention of illness and disease and maintenance of optimal health.