What Do Naturopathic Doctors Treat?


Naturopathic medicine is a scientific tradition that encourages well-being by recognizing specific characteristics of individual patients and then by using natural and non-toxic treatments to restore physiological, psychological and systemic equilibrium. Naturopathic doctors also handle chronic diseases, which do not respond to traditional medicine. This includes exhaustion, pain, sleep disturbances and digestive diseases, though not limited to them. They can address patients' individual needs and formulate a treatment plan which includes nutritional supplements, botanical medicine and dietary therapy.

Naturopathic doctors appreciate the art of healing rather than just supplying a natural cure or food substitute. The physician must take time to listen to the patient's story to understand the context of a patient's condition. Successful naturopathic therapy requires a high degree of patience and communication. Many patients know what's wrong, but they don't know how to turn this into an action plan. The naturopathic doctor will translate the story of the patient and prioritize different options. You will need time to answer questions from the patient.

Naturopathic physicians handle all medical problems and are able to treat each other as well as the family. They will operate as primary and comprehensive healthcare providers.

The most common illnesses they treat are: 

  • asthma
  • chronic pain
  • stomach complications
  • hormonal imbalances,
  • obesity
  • breathing disorders
  • cardiac conditions
  • fertility problems
  • menopause
  • adrenal exhaustion
  • cancer
  • fibromyalgia

Naturopathic doctors may perform minor surgeries, such as cyst removal or surface stitching, but do not perform major surgery. They are also qualified to use pharmaceutical medications, but they emphasize less dangerous drugs, which first encourage natural healing, to ensure that the most harmful result is accomplished following the clinical order.

When To See A Naturopathic Doctor?

  • You want a specialist who is going to treat you completely, not just your disease. Naturopathic physicians (NDs) are qualified to treat the client as a whole. This means you need to listen to genetic, environmental and behavioral factors that may impact your health and consider them. You spend up to one or two hours talking to your ND at your initial appointment.
  • You want personalized care. NDs understand that there is no single-size care for all. After your ND visit, you can leave your doctor's room with a specially formulated care plan for you, your state of health, your health goals and your lifestyle.
  • You want to treat the root cause of a disease is not just the symptoms. Sometimes issues of sleep and dullness are the symptoms of an underlying condition, strange or difficult to treat skin breaks, indigestion or stomach pain. Although such symptoms can be controlled, the root cause, which is the subject of naturopathic medicine, should be understood and handled.
  • You want to be personally interested in your own health management. An ND lets you understand what your body wants and remains safe. When patients understand and take part actively in the management of their own well-being, they feel encouraged and optimistic.
  • You have chronic pain and do not want to use ibuprofen or acetaminophen or highly addictive prescription medications to treat it permanently. Due to the pain of six months or longer, acute pain is more complex and needs a long-term holistic approach to treatment. NDs have been qualified to work with you to decide which therapy combination is the best way to treat or handle your douleurs safely, so you can resume your everyday work.
  • You have attempted to identify and treat a health problem using all traditional treatment options. Some chronic diseases with symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia and gastrointestinal discomfort are hard to diagnose, treat, and may be holistic. NDs use traditional diagnostic methods including comprehensive history of health, illness and prescription drug history, physical examination and targeted laboratory and imagery testing. Detailed food history, lifestyle patterns and choices, history and social / emotional considerations for patients' needs are also taken into account. NDs also consider. These methods can open new paths and opportunities for treatment.

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