Naturopathic médecine relies for its healing knowledge on the vast repository of wisdom innate in the Earth. When you begin working with Naturopathic medicine, you will be using the oldest, most clinically researched medicine available - natural therapeutics that have been applied effectively for tens of thousand of years - combined with the best of contemporary research and technology.
Naturopathic médecine is a system of classical medicine defined by its philosophy. The term classical more fully captures the essence of naturopathic medicine than do the terms alternate or complementary. The roots of naturopathic medicine reach back to classical times, when physicians studied the processes of health of well as the processes of disease. Those roots extend even deeper into the soil of time, to an era when humans understood the healing power in their own bodies, as well as in the plants and elements that surround them. The innate healing power, or natural intelligence, directs the body to regenerate and rebalance.
Many techniques or healing modalities fit under the naturopathic medicine umbrella. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine proved the link that unifies this group of diverse practices. A core aspect of this philosophy, is that the treatment must be individualized to meet the need of a particular patient. Naturopathic medicine treats diseases by treating people. Ten people with similar flu-like symptoms may walk into a naturopathic office, and walk out with ten different treatment plans, each tailored to meet a particular set of needs.
The diversity in treatment methods makes naturopathic medicine difficult for some people to understand. Legislative bodies understand other healing modalities - acupuncture for example - more readily becomes the method of healing is more or less consistent from patient to patient. Acupuncturists use needles. Chiropractic physicians administer force or non force methods of adjustment. Medicinal doctors prescribe pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. A naturopathic physician however has a vast array of potential treatments to choose from.
Naturopathic medicine relies on the body's innate strength.