What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care system that combines traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern, scientific knowledge. The naturopathic approach to health is based on the understanding that all living beings possess an innate ability to heal. This healing wisdom constantly works to restore harmony in the interconnected system of body, mind, and spirit.
Naturopathic doctors work with the healing wisdom of the body and mind in a holistic manner using natural therapies. These include nutritional therapy, exercise, lifestyle modification, hydrotherapy, homeopathic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and various other natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors recognize that every individual is unique. They explore the patient’s life on physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual levels in search of the underlying cause, then generate a treatment plan customized for the patient’s particular needs. Naturopathic doctors strive to educate and empower patients to achieve optimal, sustainable health.
Naturopathic medicine plays a vital role in integrative health care. Naturopathic therapies can be used on their own or in conjunction with conventional medical treatments.
Read more about our Naturopathic Doctor: Dr Hyun Jung (Katie) Oh
Learn more about the different Naturopathic Modalities