WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathy gives patients options because Naturopathic Doctors (ND) focuses on treating the whole person (mind, body, spirit).
Your first visit with Dr. Mari is typically an hour long. No 10-15 minute consultations. They will find out about your life and do their best to capture a full picture of your health including mental emotional struggles, environmental influences, and family history.
WHAT IS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
A Naturopathic Doctor is a board licensed medical doctor who uses natural means of treatment FIRST. They are trained in conventional diagnosis and up-to-date laboratory and imaging techniques. In addition, Naturopathic Doctors are trained in a variety of healing modalities including homeopathy, herbalism, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, physical medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, hydrotherapy, IV therapy, environmental medicine and detoxification, and pharmacology.
Naturopathic Doctors attend a 4-year graduate level Naturopathic Medical School. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the Naturopathic Doctor is required to complete 4 years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, and hydrotherapy.