What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is whole body medicine. Every patient is seen as an individual, with unique needs and treatment requirements. Rather than solely medicating symptoms, naturopathic medicine seeks to treat the cause of disease and discomfort in each patient. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong.
While symptom relief is part of naturopathic treatment, it is never the only treatment. The purpose of naturopathic medicine is to take you to optimal wellness, going beyond symptom management. Your naturopathic doctor will create an individualized program just for you, addressing all aspects of your life and health.
How are practitioners trained?
Naturopathic doctors (ND) are uniquely qualified to treat the whole person. After taking the conventional premedical school courses in science, diagnostic, and clinical skills, an ND is trained as a holistic primary care physician in a four-year medical school. Training emphasizes health restoration, disease prevention, counseling, clinical nutrition and natural therapies like herbal medicine and homeopathy. For more information, go to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians website: http://www.naturopathic.org.
What insurance do you accept?
The healthcare providers at Nurture Clinic bill insurance, both in and out of network. Please call or email our office to determine your insurance benefits. See our Payment/Insurance page for more information?
Do you prescribe pharmaceutical drugs or just naturopathic medicines?
We prescribe the medications and treatments we think will best address your wellness needs. Sometimes that means prescribing pharmaceutical medications, though we prefer to use natural remedies in most cases. We believe that naturopathic remedies are gentler and more effective for addressing what ails you and that’s what we focus on. When pharmaceutical drugs are needed, we can prescribe those, too.
Will you work with other healthcare providers that I go to?
Absolutely! Achieving full body wellness is going to be a collaborative effort and there are services we don’t provide that other qualified healthcare professionals do. We have a network of trusted professionals that we work with and we’d be happy to work with yours. We also refer to specialists for specific exams and procedures that we don’t provide at Nurture Clinic.
What conditions do you treat?
No matter what the symptom or diagnosis, naturopathic medicine can assist you in obtaining optimal wellness. Symptom relief can be provided as we explore and treat the cause of your illness while encouraging lasting change in your health.
Patients with the following conditions have found relief from naturopathic medicine. This is only a partial list of conditions that can benefit from our treatments. If you have questions about your specific condition, please contact us.
Urinary Tract Infections
Yeast Infections / Candida