What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic physicians are primary care physicians trained as specialists in preventative medicine and natural therapeutics.
Naturopathic medicine uses the science and practice of diagnosing and treating people and disease. Naturopaths utilize various natural healing modalities for wellness including:
Naturopathic physicians always look to the root cause of illness or disease. In treating disease, one must evaluate the whole person, as each individual is unique and may respond differently to treatment.
Naturopaths recognize that once the patient becomes aware of the imbalance, the body has the power to heal itself given the right environment.
It is important to teach the patient to make healthy choices, to take care of themselves which will enhance their overall wellness and life. It is our belief that the natural therapies can be very powerful yet gentle with the intention to avoid the use of medications that often have many undesired side effects. In Arizona, naturopaths have the ability to prescribe medications if necessary.