For as long as there have been people, there has been illness. For as long as there has been illness, people have used whatever was around them for treatments and cures. Naturopathic medicine in its essence goes back to this early history of self-treatment.
Today, modern naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care. It addresses the root cause(s) of illness and promotes health using natural forms of treatment.
Naturopathic doctors integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies to
- determine how, where and why your body began to malfunction
- provide education, treatment and other kinds of support to get you back on track
The approach to improving health and treating illness is comprehensive and integrative; naturopathic doctors work collaboratively with other health care practitioners to ensure the client’s needs are met.
The first (assessment) visit lasts 90 – 120 minutes. It includes:
- a very detailed health history
- a physical examination
- lab work review
Follow-up visits will be scheduled according to the nature of the condition(s) and treatment requirements. Most follow-up or treatment visits will be about 30 minutes in length.
Major Forms Of Natural Treatment