Defining Naturopathic Medicine

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
“Simple Health”

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