What does a Naturopath do?
Naturopathic treatment is all about good health and wellness. The main thought behind naturopathic practice is the belief that the body has a natural ability to strive for health. The doctor’s role is to work with a person to promote the natural healing of the body. Health is believed to be more than just the absence of disease, and the Naturopathic Doctor works on strengthening the body’s natural defenses.
Naturopathic Doctors will see the symptoms of a disease as the body’s defense mechanism trying to bring the person back to a state of health. Rather than suppress the symptoms, the doctor will work with this process. A path of treatment will be designed that will meet the patient’s needs.
In order to nourish and cleanse the body, the Naturopathic Doctor may suggest dietary changes. Avoiding certain foods or eating certain foods will be discussed, as well as perhaps looking into taking supplements.
A diet high in fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains are often the basis to getting a healthy body, but the patient may first be put on a cleanse to rid the body of toxins. Lifestyle changes may also be discussed, such as incorporating relaxation techniques and exercise into the patient’s life.
Common ailments that Naturopathic Doctors treat, include:
Chronic Fatigue Digestive Complaints Menopause Menstrual Problems Asthma Eczema Migraines High Blood Pressure Constipation Back Pain Depression Arthritis
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