Naturopathic Medicine or Naturopathy is a type of healthcare that uses natural substances and techniques to treat mental, emotional and physical health concerns. A naturopathic physician is concerned with discovering and eliminating the root cause of disease or illness, whether it is chemical, mechanical or psychological.

The foundation of Naturopathic medicine is the healing power of nature. This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy, which includes both physical and mental aspects. This energy is responsible for our ability to heal and maintain health. The therapies used to support and stimulate this healing power must be in gentle and noninvasive.

To accomplish these goals, Naturopathic medicine incorporates many therapeutic modalities including herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, manipulation, and nutrition & lifestyle counseling, etc.

Naturopathic medicine treats a range of conditions from chronic to acute and has preventative applications. Therefore, people can consult Naturopathic practitioners for everything from the common cold to cancer.


The term Naturopathy was coined in 1895, although this type of medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. In fact, in the mid to late 1800s American and European medical schools taught herbal and nutritional medicine along with surgery and more heroic type medicines. The popularity of herbals became to decrease n the 1900’s as pharmaceuticals companies began to mass produce isolated herbal components as drugs. This process of isolating and concentrating natural chemicals creates greater potency however also increases the occurrence of side effects. It is for this reason that there is a current resurgence in using herbals. Their gradual but effective natural is often a healthier choice especially for those suffering form chronic health issues.

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