What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Also known as Natropathy, Natropathic Medicine is a very broad system based on scientific-based healing. Naturopathic Medicine embraces many therapies including Nutritional Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and also Physical Therapies. Naturopathic Physicians study medicine extensively for four years before they become registered practitioners.
Why chose Naturopathy?
Unlike in Conventional Medicine, Naturopathic Physicians aim to eliminate disease by assessing and restoring balance back to the whole body whereas the conventional approach focuses primarily on treating individual symptoms with drugs or surgery. The goal of Naturopathy is to achieve long-term overall health and wellbeing.
Who uses Naturopathy?
Because Naturopathic Medicine is a complete healing system it would be suitable for just about anyone with health issues.
Where to find a practitioner?
You can find Naturopathic Medicine practitioners in hospitals, medical centers, community centers, yoga studios, clinics, and private practices. Traditional Naturopaths as opposed to physicians do not have to attend the same kind of training and their education varies from person to person. Some conventional doctors also study naturopathy so it can be a good idea to find someone who does both if you want to keep all of your options open.