Naturopathic medicine is a distinct practice of medicine that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process to treat each person holistically.
Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, and restore or establish optimal health by supporting the patient’s inherent self-healing potential. Rather than simply suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them.
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