What are Naturopathic Practices?
Naturopathic practices are a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including superfoods (like greens and kratom tea), herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and even counseling. This is a distinct health care structure that combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The main differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approaches and therapies used.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as unique individuals and address the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This approach allows NDs to find and treat the cause of an ailment by using a variety of therapies, contrary to conventional doctors, who generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery. NDs will use many different treatment approaches including: dietary and lifestyle changes, stress reduction, herbs, supplements and superfoods, exercise and manipulative therapies, homeopathy, detoxification, and counseling.
Origins of Naturopathic Practices
In 1902, Dr. Benedict Lust introduced naturopathic medicine to North America. By 1920, naturopathic practices were well established in Canada. The first laws regulating naturopathic practices were enacted in Ontario by 1925.
After the Second World War, health care moved away from natural approaches to healing. On the contrary, healthcare focused on surgical techniques advances, the introduction of antibiotics and the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. In the last twenty years, naturopathic practices saw a resurge. The revived interest in the natural methods of preventive health care is directly related to the desire for greater control in the healthcare process. Also coupled with the growing dissappointment with high-tech solutions to health problems. This trend has increased demand for naturopathic practices as people seek ways to improve their health, cope with day-to-day stresses and avoid illness.
Naturopathic medical education began in Canada in 1978 with the founding of the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (OCNM) in Toronto. In 2000, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine opened in British Columbia to provide further educational opportunities for students seeking training as naturopathic doctors.
New York City Naturopathic, NY – Dr. Saul Marcus, ND
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Dr. Kevin and his team treat their patients as unique individuals. And they address the all around physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. There is no single cookie-cutter solution to each individual’s situation. Rather, it is about finding a combination of therapies that are unique to, and suitable for each specific individual.
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