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What is a Naturopathic Physician?

Naturopathic Doctors in Tacoma, WashingtonNaturopathic Doctors (N.D.) are the highest trained practitioners of their kind that utilize both conventional and natural (alternative) healing modalities. Founded upon a holistic philosophy, The Tenants of Naturopathic Medicine (bottom of page) create the foundation for every doctor-patient interaction and the basis by which the doctor treats.

After the candidate receives their undergraduate degree they may apply for entry into one of six recognized Naturopathic Medical Schools. The training begins with standard medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, and the conventional clinical classes of physical diagnosis, lab diagnostics, orthopedics, emergency medicine, pharmacology and minor surgery. In addition to these standard medical classes, the naturopathic education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy (“chiropractic-like” adjustments), psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). It has similarities to the conventional M.D. education but also includes holistic and nontoxic therapies with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing personal wellness.

Concluding four years of course work and clinical education, a naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state and granted all the rights and privileges of a practicing ND. This license allows the physician to diagnose and treat disease, order lab work, and make professional referrals. Naturopaths may write prescriptions for conventional medicines and antibiotics, give pap smears, use IVs or injections, and perform minor surgery.

Naturopaths are at the forefront of bridging the gap between alternative and conventional treatments as they integrate the most useful methods of each discipline. They are considered specialists in health maintenance through prevention and natural therapeutics.

NATUROPATHIC TENANTS

PRIMUM NON NOCERE (FIRST DO NO HARM)
Hippocrates, the first physician, believed a patient should not be made worse by the doctor's treatments. Naturopathy uses mostly natural, non-toxic medicines and relatively non-invasive therapies to minimize side effects.

TOLLE TOTUM (TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON)
A person's body is not just the sum of symptomatic parts or separate from their mind or spirit. Every person is a unique individual and the treatment plan should be customized according to each person's own unique biochemistry.

TOLLE CAUSUM (TREAT THE ROOT CAUSE)
Naturopathic Physicians seek the cause behind the cause of a disease. Rather than just treating the symptoms, the Naturopath desires to see a permanent recovery without dependence on palliative medicine.

PREVENIO (PREVENTION)
Prevention is the best cure. Adopting healthful habits now will deter disease and maximize the benefits out of life today and for the future to come.

VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE (THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE)
Based on a tradition of healing known as Vitalism, utilizing the Healing Spirit of Nature. Our body has an inherent knowingness to heal and a desire to maintain homeostasis (balance and wellness). Naturopathic medicine focuses on strengthening this Vital Force by working with the body's natural rhythm so the body may heal itself.

DOCERE (DOCTOR AS TEACHER)
Naturopaths educate their patients about health and encourage them to take an active role in maintaining a healthy state of being. This empowers patients to be responsible for their own wellness.

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