What can naturopathic medicine do for you? In most cases it can provide relief from pain, a better sense of well-being and often a route towards better health that can sometimes lead to a complete cure of a condition. This is done through education and by addressing factors in the environment that could be helping to exacerbate the problem.
Naturopathic medicine will help boost your immune system to help get your body ready to jump into action to help itself. With a stronger immune system acting on your behalf, you’ll be much more able to fight off both chronic and acute conditions before they have a chance to overwhelm your body. Your immune system naturally wants to be strong and a naturopath can show you how to work with it to bring it up to its optimum level. As a result, you’ll have more energy, an increased sense of well-being and won’t have to succumb to as many illnesses as you’re commonly used to.
This type of medicine model does not completely abandon the conventional medical approach but rather complements it. As your body starts to heal itself you may just find that the traditional medicine that you’re now required to take is no longer needed. Many people have had these types of results even when dealing with chronic, long-lasting conditions.
You are a partner in the treatment
With naturopathic medicine you are not only a patient but you are a partner with the doctor. Working together, the physician and patient can gently guide the body towards a better state of health through selected health treatments that may include the following:
- Herbal/botanical medicine
- Homeopathic remedies
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Vitamins and minerals
- Clinical nutrition
- Lifestyle counseling
When you first meet with the naturopathic specialist you will be assessed according to your lifestyle, emotional and physical circumstances and all of these factors will be equally important in determining the best type of treatment plan for you. You will be respected as an individual, considered as a whole and will be educated about your health so that you can take back control over it.