What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

As described by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and practiced by Dr. Knight, naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, lifestyle, exercise, and natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person), not as a symptom or disease. Naturopathic doctors craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science with traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but also to restore and maintain optimal health.