Naturopaths, also referred to as Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) are primary care providers that base their approach on a set of principles rather than treatment options. These six principles are:
By following these six principles, Naturopathic Doctors are able to treat the whole family, including pediatric and fertility naturopathy, among many other areas of concern for children and adults.
Are Naturopaths “real” doctors?
Doctors of Naturopathy are primary care providers and have similar training to conventional medical doctors. While Naturopathic doctors are more prone to using supplements and more natural, less invasive therapies; they are also able to prescribe and use pharmaceuticals. The biggest difference being that naturopathy will have a more personalized approach. NDs treat patients by examining more than just symptoms and look to address the physical, environmental, lifestyle and emotional aspects that contribute to health outcomes.
What can Naturopathic Doctors Treat?
Doctors of Naturopathy are able to treat a wide range of illnesses and symptoms, as well as prevent them. These include but are not limited to:
Babies and Kids:
I already have a primary care physician, should I still see a Naturopath?
Absolutely! Naturopathic Doctors use non-invasive and natural therapies to awaken and support the body's natural abilities to heal. They will assess the physical symptoms as well as take into account any personal and lifestyle factors that could be causing or affecting the overall symptoms or illness. As such, many Naturopaths will work in harmony with traditional western medicines and doctors so you can have a whole health approach and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific health needs.
At Rooted Family, we provide naturopathy for all family members! Our Naturopathic Doctors work in collaboration with our other practitioners in order to help you and your family achieve your wellness goals.