|Naturopathic Medicine blends centuries-old natural,
non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study
of health and healing. Licensed Naturopathic
Physicians are trained at accredited four-year
naturopathic medical schools to be primary care
general practitioners with expertise in natural medicine.
Their pre-clinical and clinical training is comparable
to that of conventional medical schools, and they must
pass national board exams to obtain licensure.
Naturopathic Medicine focuses on whole-patient
wellness - the treatment is tailored to the patient and
emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopaths
attempt to find the underlying cause of the patient's
condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic
treatment. Naturopathic medicine is effective in
treating most health problems, both acute and chronic.