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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms. Its primary goal is to enhance health and prevent disease. The focus is on the whole person, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Naturopathic Medicine works to harmonize the inherent healing power in nature by supporting and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself.

While naturopathic care helps to alleviate specific symptoms, NDs are primarily concerned with addressing the root cause of an illness: the focus is more on the why of a disease than the what.