Having a naturopath as your primary care physician enables you to treat your whole body health in addition to using any Western medical treatments that may serve you.The methods of naturopathic doctors are often defined against those of Western doctors. Instead of definition through opposition, we prefer to think of it as two paths leading to the same destination: sometimes the paths will cross, and other times they will go in the opposite direction. One method isn’t necessarily better than the other, but one method may simply be better for you.
Naturopathic care focuses on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Treating the symptoms of an illness is like popping a pill whenever you get a headache. The job of the medication is to stop the pain and it does. But then you get another headache a few days later. Why? Because something else is going on that your body is trying to alert you to. Symptoms are warning signs that something is wrong and the longer they’re ignored, or swept under the rug with a pill, the stronger the underlying condition becomes.
In our work as naturopathic physicians, we’ll help you discover the underlying causes of your symptoms and work with you to heal your body. Whether you’ve had a throbbing headache for months, your child has a sniffle, or you just want to know what’s going on in your body, naturopathic primary care can return your body to its natural, healthy rhythms.