Updated: May 14
Naturopathic medicine is most likely a term you have heard before. Maybe it’s even one of those terms that, when people mention it, you nod along and pretend to know what it is. Well, after reading this, you can nod along in confidence!
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
In short, it’s a medical methodology designed to treat an entire being; mind, body, and spirit. It also aims to heal the root causes of an illness, not just stop the symptoms.
Why Seek Out Naturopathic Medicine?
There are five main reasons to see a naturopath:
1.) You’re an active participant in your health journey.
With a naturopathic doctor, patients are empowered to participate in managing their own health. In naturopathy, doctors help patients learn what their bodies need to stay healthy.
2.) Personalized treatment.
Everyone is different. Naturopathic doctors understand there isn’t a universal treatment that works for everybody. So, you get a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
3.) Treatment for your whole being, not just your illness.
A naturopathic doctor will take the time to listen and understand the factors that affect your health, including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
4.) Treatment for the root of your illness, not just the symptoms.
Rather than slapping a bandaid on a problem, a naturopathic doctor will treat the underlying cause of illness. While symptoms can be managed, it’s more important to understand and treat the “why” of an issue.
5.) You don’t want to use many pharmaceutical drugs to treat chronic pain.
Chronic pain is a complex beast. But, NDs are trained to work with you to come up with a combination of therapies to manage your pain safely. This could include acupuncture, herbal remedies or more and may reduce your dependency on pain medication.
If you’re interested in learning more about Naturopathic Medicine, make an appointment at Pulse Community Care today! We’d love to talk more.