Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine
medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and
prevention. It emphasizes a holistic, individualized approach to medicine
that integrates traditional knowledge with current research. Naturopathic
medicine works with the vis medicatrix
naturae or healing power of nature to stimulate the body’s own
innate ability to heal. The Latin word for doctor or “docere” also means
teacher. Part of an ND’s role is to educate patients in the care of their
own health. "Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside." Dr. Albert
Examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diets may be
recommended, as well as, as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other
The constituents of plants are the basis of modern pharmacology and plants
have been for healing since the beginning of civilization. Herbal remedies
exist in many forms such as tinctures, teas, tablets, salves, creams, baths
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
The goal is to balance the flow of Qi (energy) through meridian pathways in
the body using acupuncture and herbs. Tongue and pulse diagnosis are also
used in assessing health.
"Let food be
your medicine & medicine be your food."
Based on the principle of “like cures like”. Minute amounts of natural
substances are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities.
Includes soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, and massage.
Our well-being is affected by physical, emotional, nutritional and
NDs help patients make healthy lifestyle choices and teach stress
management/ coping strategies.
Conditions treated by Naturopathic Medicine
Most extended health plans cover naturopathic medicine.
Please contact your insurance provider for details.
- Digestive Complaints
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis
- Skin Conditions-Eczema, Acne
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and
- Hypertension and Heart
- PMS, Menstrual disorders
- Fertility, Menopause
- Prenatal, Postnatal care
- Endometriosis, Uterine
- Colds and flu
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Intestinal Upset
- Anxiety, Depression
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight Management
- Sports Injuries
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