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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic and Holistic Health:
Naturopathic doctors (ND) are the only doctors trained to use conventional diagnostic testing AND natural treatments. Naturopathic doctors focus on disease prevention, maximizing your body’s inherent healing ability, and examining illness in a systemic way. With a focus on wellness and prevention, our naturopathic doctors will help you learn everything you can do to enjoy the healthiest life possible.

Naturopathic medicine offers more tools and treatment options to address most non-surgical conditions. Since we focus on treating the root causes of disease, we not only help patients of all ages prevent and alleviate these conditions, often we can help you reverse chronic health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and diabetes.

Allergies and asthma
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic Pain
Cold and flu
Digestive disorders
Sleep disorders

Initial appointments are comprehensive and last 90 minutes. Follow-up appointments generally last up to an hour.

We don’t just give you a report on your health, your Team will provide you with knowledge and insights that empower you to improve your health.


What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Doctors utilize the best of modern, science-based diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with a focus on understanding what is causing the health issue and a willingness to include proven natural methods to resolve disease. The word “naturopathy” was introduced in 1892 to describe this approach that combines the best of modern science plus natural therapeutics. The official six principles of naturopathic medicine are very similar to the principles Hippocrates first established over two thousand years ago.

1. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Nature)
2. Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
3. First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
4. Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
5. Treat the Whole Person
6. Prevention


Scope of Practice for Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary health care providers, and in many states are licensed as such. They have four to five years of medical training, including a two-year clinical internship. Educated in all of the same basic sciences as a medical doctor, a naturopathic physician uses the Western medical sciences as a foundation for diagnosis and treatment.
NDs .however, also study holistic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and promoting wellness. Another distinguishing feature is the treatment philosophy: Naturopathic doctors see the physician as someone who facilitates healing by identifying and removing barriers to health. Unlike 25 other jurisdictions with the United States (22 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Florida chooses not to regulate the practice of Naturopathic Medicine. As a result, Naturopathic Doctors are not licensed healthcare providers in Florida and the services of Naturopathic Consultants are educational in nature. All information provided during the course of our service is intended to be used under the guidance of your licensed healthcare provider.

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