Naturopathic Medicine

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) receives graduate level training as a general practitioner, specializing in the use of natural therapies. In some states, ND’s serve as primary care physicians and are able to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. However, naturopathic philosophy dictates that the use of natural therapies be explored first. A naturopathic physician is also trained to seek the “cause” of an illness, rather than merely treat the symptoms. This may be accomplished through the use of conventional diagnostic tools such as blood tests, PAPs, ECG evaluations, x-rays, etc. 

What types of conditions may be treated with natural therapies?

A partial list of conditions includes: 

  • allergies
  • arthritis
  • asthma 
  • autoimmune disease 
  • chronic fatigue
  • colds/flu 
  • depression 
  • digestive problems 
  • eczema 
  • fibromyalgia 
  • fibroids 
  • heart conditions 
  • hypertension 
  • Lyme disease 
  • menopause 
  • musculoskeletal issues
  • osteoporosis 
  • thyroid disease