Naturopathic Medicine is patient-centered rather than physician-driven. Therefore, patients play an important, active role in their own wellness, rather than relying on a “magic pill” from a doctor. My practice involves listening more than speaking.
The practice of Naturopathic Medicine centers on the fact that each individual has a different set of life experiences, habits, social and family circumstances, and goals in work and personal life—all these and more play a part in a person’s health and wellness. Conventional medicine ignores these factors and instead focuses on the disease, rather than the person whose body is out of balance.
Naturopathic Medicine is concerned with finding the underlying causes to illness or physical imbalance. In conventional medicine, a formal diagnosis is often the end goal; however, in Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine, wellness and the balance of the physical systems are the end goal, and no short cuts are taken to get there.