THE PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY

Naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice. The current scope of naturopathic practice includes, but is not limited to :

Clinical Nutrition
That food is the best medicine is a cornerstone of naturopathic practice. Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods nutritional supplements than they can by other means, with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians use dietetics, natural hygiene, natural gentle cleansing, fasting, and nutritional supplementation in practice.

Botanical Medicine
Many plant substances are powerful medicines. Where single chemically-derived drugs may only address a single problem, botanical medicines are able to address a variety of problems simultaneously. Their organic nature makes botanicals compatible with the body’s own chemistry; hence, they can be gently effective with few toxic side effects.

Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of like cures like. It works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body’s healing and immune response.

Physical Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine has its own methods of non-invasive pain management. N.D. use Korean hand therapy, Magnetic Acupressure suction cup therapy, Infared therapy (infared sauna), exercise, massage, water, heat, and cold, air, and gentle electrical pulses.

Oriental Medicine
Oriental medicine is a complimentary healing philosophy to naturopathic medicine. Meridian theory offers an important understanding of the unity of the body and mind, and adds to the Western understanding of physiology. Acupressure and Chinese herbs provide a method of treatment which can unify and harmonize the imbalances present in disease conditions, which, if untreated, may result in illness.

By : Dr. Sam V. Jonuzi

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