I’m really excited to meet the Naturopathic Doctor for Jackson on Tuesday.  This is a whole new world for me.  If it’s new for you too, here’s some info:

Naturopathy: A system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully teated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage.

Naturopathy is the practice of Natural Medicine.  It’s a collaboration of many holistic remedies and modalities such as lifestyle,/diet modifications, nutrition, homeopathy, herbal medicine, cranial sacral therapy, acupressure therapy, and more.  It doesn’t merely treat the symptoms, but finds the cause of the symptoms in order to remove it and restore the body back to health.

Naturopathic Doctors treat many of the same conditions as a MD.  A typical Naturopthic consult is about an hour to two hours long.  During the first comprehensive visit, the ND takes a thorough history, physical exam and discusses treatment plans.  Additional procedures may include further lab tests to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle, suggestions to lifestyle modifications and recommendations of supplements to begin the heal restoration process.  Follow up visits are usually one month later, then 3-6 months thereafter to re-evaluate and fine tune treatment protocols.

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