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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of medicine that skillfully combines natural therapeutic traditions with modern science to restore and optimize health. It empowers patients to take charge of their own health, naturally.

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Benefits of Natural Medicine

Treats Root Causes

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the importance of considering and addressing root causes of medical ailments. A naturopathic doctor (ND) is dedicated to helping their patients achieve improved health and quality of life through tailored diets, lifestyle modifications, and recommendations that best suit the patient’s specific health and lifestyle needs.

NDs Work Together with Patients

The connection between naturopathic doctors and their patients is a mutually-beneficial relationship of education and healing. Not only do naturopathic doctors treat their patients, they also provide knowledge and understanding regarding the underlying mechanisms of treatment and prevention to empower patients to become more engaged in their own health. By understanding the big picture of their health, patients can develop new strategies to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Prioritize Non-Invasive Treatments

Naturopathic medicine strongly believes in the tenet of “first, do no harm,” which emphasizes non-invasive treatments for a range of health issues. Patients often work with the guidance of a licensed naturopathic doctor to combine dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal supplementation, and other gentle therapies with conventional medical remedies. This cautious, holistic approach helps ensure the treatment plan is tailored to each person’s specific needs.

Naturopathic Doctors

Educated at accredited naturopathic medical colleges, naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary-care physicians to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness.

A licensed ND treats conditions like chronic pain, asthma, diabetes, and heart disease by identifying the underlying causes, minimizing factors that compromise good health, and supporting the body’s natural restorative process.

Treatment modalities include nutritional counseling, lifestyle recommendations, and botanical, behavioral, and prescribed medicines.

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How to Find a Licensed Natural Medicine Practitioner

1) Check your state's requirements

Naturopathic medicine is regulated differently in each state. Check your state’s laws for details on naturopathic doctors’ scope of practice. Some states license and regulate naturopathic doctors while others do not yet license them at all. 

2) Research naturopathic doctors in your area

Research naturopathic doctors in your area. Look for doctors who are licensed and have a good reputation.

3) Check their credentials

Check their credentials. Make sure they have graduated from an accredited naturopathic medical school and have passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination (NPLEX).

4) Read reviews

Look for reviews of the naturopathic doctors you are considering. Reviews can give you a sense of the doctor’s bedside manner and the effectiveness of their treatments.

5) Schedule a consultation

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential naturopathic doctors, schedule a consultation. This will give you the opportunity to meet the doctor, ask questions, and get a sense of their approach to treatment. Be prepared by learning what to expect at a naturopathic consultation.

How to Find a Licensed Natural Medicine Practitioner

Check your state's requirements

Naturopathic medicine is regulated differently in each state. Check your state’s laws for details on naturopathic doctors’ scope of practice. Some states license and regulate naturopathic doctors while others do not yet license them at all.

Research naturopathic doctors in your area

Once you know the licensing requirements in your state, research naturopathic doctors in your area. Look for doctors who are licensed and have a good reputation.

Check their credentials

Once you have a list of potential naturopathic doctors, check their credentials. Make sure they have graduated from an accredited naturopathic medical school and have passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination (NPLEX).

Read reviews

Look for reviews of the naturopathic doctors you are considering. Reviews can give you a sense of the doctor’s bedside manner and the effectiveness of their treatments.

Schedule a consultation

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential naturopathic doctors, schedule a consultation. This will give you the opportunity to meet the doctor, ask questions, and get a sense of their approach to treatment. Be prepared by learning what to expect at a naturopathic consultation.

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