What is Naturopathic Medicine?
"Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. We use evidence based medicine and practice modern, traditional, scientific and empirical methods. The focus is on treating the underlying cause of the condition instead of the symptoms. We believe in the ability of the body to heal itself using the lowest interventions possible." -AANP
In addition to traditional health management, we have training in herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, physical medicine, counseling, as well as conventional treatments such as pharmacology.
Our patients usually are seeking another approach to their condition, conjunctive care, or a doctor who takes an in depth look at their overall health. Naturopathic medicine really shines with chronic disease or conditions that seem to stump other providers because we look at the person’s whole picture, or holistic care as you might have heard before, to include lifestyle factors, emotional health, diet and digestive health, environmental medicine, and spiritual health.
How we use Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic practice in Colorado includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, naturopathic physical medicine, public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery, homeopathy, and most importantly emphasizing the foundations of health.
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6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention