Naturopathic Medicine is based on the idea that all living organisms have an innate capacity to heal if given the appropriate building blocks and conditions to heal. As such, naturopathic physicians work with their patients to identify barriers to optimal health and structure interventions to eliminate these barriers and support the body's natural ability to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians develop individualized treatment plans specific to the unique needs of the patient, taking into account the physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual components influencing the patient's health.
Treatments used by naturopathic physicians include:
- Botanical medicine
- Clinical nutrition
- Naturopathic manipulation
- Traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture
- Nutritional IVs
- Lifestyle counseling