May 16, 2013
What is naturopathic medicine and how does it differ from conventional medicine?
What are the definitions of health and illness? Conventional medicine and natural alternative medicine often have diverse views in restoring the weakened body back to health. How each type of medicine identifies healing will establish the method of choice for treating the symptom. Let’s look at an example of an autoimmune disease such as cancer and the differences in treatment between conventional and alternative medicine.
Cancerous tumors take a long time to grow to a size that is large enough to be seen with medical diagnostic imaging. Conventional medicine surgically removes the tumor and administers radiation. Depending on the type of cancer, chemotherapy is also used. These therapies are destructive to the tissues and do not encourage the body to utilize its natural healing capabilities. Standard medicine is mainly based on physiology to diagnose and treat the symptoms of disease. It utilizes four underlying assumptions: disease exists as entities, disease can be identified (diagnosis), disease entities can be eliminated (treatment), and evidence is produced, and is based on the application of drug therapy or surgery that constitutes appropriate and effective treatment.
Naturopaths evaluate and treat very differently than conventional medical doctors, promoting the body’s natural healing to achieve a natural cure as part of a holistic medicine approach. “Restoration of Health” is the goal of naturopathic medicine or holistic medicine. The basic assumptions of the naturopathic model are as follows: the universe is ordered, intelligent, wise and benign,; health is constant and is a natural state of being,; ill health is an adaptive response to the disturbance in the organism,; removal of disturbing factors will result in the potential return of normal health; intervention should involve the least force necessary to stimulate the self-healing mechanisms. Naturopathic doctors encourage the body’s intrinsic, natural healing capabilities and supports weaknesses. These therapies can be administered at any time to the patient without causing weakening effects. Natural healing medicine is constantly supporting the weakened systems/organs to become stronger and stave off disease.
Please click here to see a diagram explaining disease as a process.
April 15, 2013
Dear Patients and Friends,
Thank you for subscribing to our blog. We hope that the information we provide will answer your questions about naturopathic medicine in general and our practices in particular. Reading through our articles should give you a better idea of our philosophy and point of view.Naturopathy or Naturopathic medicine is not just an idea, it is a system of primary care health care. But, its also a belief, a way of life for many. A Naturopath does not just treat the disease, they treat the whole person.
Naturopathic medicine stresses prevention and health maintenance as well as education of the patient, and teaches them to take an active role in their health and lifestyle.
A pillar of Naturopathic philosophy is that given the proper opportunity and gentle medicine or therapy, the body has the innate power to heal itself.
Today, Naturopathic physicians are trained in natural medicines and therapies (including herbal, vitamins, counseling, manipulation, exercise, diet and exercise, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy), as well as the sciences, pharmacology, and diagnosis using blood tests.
The distinct difference, however, from a ND (or Naturopathic Doctor), is their philosophy and approach in using gentle natural medicines first, and referring to western medicine last. Naturopathic physicians are trained to know when a condition needs western medicine.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Holly Donahue
Cura’ Naturale Therapeutic Healing
February 22, 2013
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February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our patients at Cura’ Naturale! May you all be loved and give love back today. Enjoy your day eating clean and knowing you are making steps with your health and wellness from all of us at Cura’ Naturale/Simple Health!
February 14, 2013
Joy, serenity, peace
Happiness, health, love
All is possible
When willing to try
Start with a gift card
And watch the changes begin.
February 12, 2013
Eyes glimmer with joy
When you know someone cares
Why not show them
With a gift from the heart
Keeping them healthy
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To say Happy Valentine’s Day.
February 12, 2013
Valentines is near
Loves surrounds us
Why not give the gift of healing
February 8, 2013
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February 6, 2013
When life events have your loved one feeling stressed
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February 4, 2013
—- Heart Health —-
We shape our lives with nutrition
Be kind to the ones you love
Give the gift of health with a gift card
So your loved ones can experience
Health and healing this Valentine’s Day.