What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of health care that addresses the root cause of illness and seeks to restore, promote, and maintain optimal health using individualized natural therapies. It blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.
People visit Naturopathic Doctors for various health-related purposes, including primary care, overall well-being, and complementary treatment (used in addition to conventional medical treatment) of chronic illnesses as well as acute conditions such as colds and flu.
Naturopathic doctors are highly educated primary care providers. Naturopathic medical students complete a four-year full-time program after graduating from a university undergraduate program. The naturopathic medical program encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapeutics and 1200-1500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates must pass two sets of provincial licensing board exams and maintain ongoing continuing education.
What Conditions Does a Naturopathic Doctor Treat?
Types of Treatments Offered in Naturopathic Medicine