Naturopathic medicine is an integrative, functional, and holistic form of medicine that emphasizes disease prevention and lifestyle modifications in an ordered and logical way. It aims to identify and remove the root cause of imbalances in the body, by addressing and treating the whole person. To do this, naturopathic physicians utilize an extensive toolkit of modalities in their practice in order to restore health. Unlike traditional Western medicine’s ideals, which are primarily based on physical health, naturopathic physicians also consider and cater to spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, and environmental health when aiding patients towards optimal health and wellbeing.
This wholesome, evidence-based approach to medicine is more sustainable than the typical and extensive utilization of pharmaceutical drugs, which suppress and manage disease symptoms, as opposed to treating the underlying cause. Naturopathic physicians make empathy a priority, and are uniquely equipped with the ability to listen to their patients, think critically about their needs, and amplify their voices to drive positive change. Naturopaths respect the healing power of nature and recognize that the human body, in all its complexities, is one entity, and is capable of self-healing and restoration.