Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive, holistic, individualized approach to improving health and treating illness. Drawing on knowledge substantiated by thousands of years of experience and incorporating modern scientific research, naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession that focuses on prevention and uses natural methods to promote healing.
Prevention is a priority in naturopathic medicine. When symptoms of 'dis' -ease are present they are seen as indicators of improper function, underlying imbalance, and/or poor lifestyle habits. The goal of naturopathic treatment is to determine the underlying cause (s) of disease and then support nature's inherent self-healing process to restore and maintain optimum health.
Naturopathic Doctors are general practitioners of natural health care who embrace a wide array of non-invasive techniques and therapies to create a preventive, restorative and individualized approach to health care. Naturopathic medicine treats the whole person by addressing all determinants of health, including physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental factors.
The First question an Ayurvedic physician asks is not 'What disease does my patient have? but 'Who is my patient?' By 'who', the physician does not mean your name, but how you are constituted.
- Deepak Chopra, M.D.