Naturopathy, or Naturopathic Medicine, is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care offered by licensed physicians. It consists of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disorders by the therapeutic use of natural methods and materials rather than pharmaceutical drugs.
These natural methods might include Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Hygiene, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Manipulation, or ancient medical systems like those of China or India.
Naturopathic Medicine in practice considers the fundamental components of health - biochemistry, biomechanics, and the emotional predisposition - in order to help a person restore the balance that we describe as good health. This philosophy empowers the individual as being responsible for the level of health they experience. Naturopathic Medicine offers safe, cost-effective solutions for many of our nation's healthcare problems. Competence and respect for tradition, the scientific method, and innovation are hallmarks of a naturopathic medical practice.