About Our Naturopathic Care
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:59
Written by bodybeautiful
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:59
Why Choose a Naturopath?
Most people think that naturopathic doctors center their medical practice on nutrition, herbs, lifestyle, exercise, and supplements to improve health. Most people don’t realize that naturopathic doctors are also trained in conventional (Western) medicine. They are educated in the basic sciences, lab testing, minor surgery, diagnostic imaging, and pharmacology just like medical doctors. Most people also don’t realize that naturopathic doctors are licensed, just like medical doctors. They can write prescriptions, order diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and provide treatment plans just like medical doctors.
What’s Different About Naturopaths?
The big difference between naturopathic medicine and Western medicine are philosophical principles. Naturopaths believe that nutrition and lifestyle are foundational to health and wellbeing. They believe that when health problems become evident, they should first be treated with changes in nutrition, lifestyle, herbs, and supplements. Naturopaths believe that this approach has both less risk and more success than simply prescribing pharmaceuticals.
Naturopaths recognize that the body has a tremendous capacity to heal and regenerate, if it is given the right environment and the right resources. They believe that identifying the root cause of an ailment or illness, and that prescribing medications to simply cover up symptoms does not facilitate a patient’s health or wellbeing. Naturopaths practice holistic medicine, meaning that they recognize the emotional, spiritual, social, family, and environmental factors that affect your health. They spend time educating their patients, and tailor treatment strategies for each patient’s comprehensive individual needs. Naturopaths also believe that preventive care by optimizing your health now increases the quality of their patient’s lives, and reduces their chances of preventable disease.
When Should You See a Naturopathic Doctor?
Patients see naturopathic doctors for lots of reasons, but there are trends. Many are patients who want an open, honest, and personal relationship with their doctor. These are often patients who have exhausted conventional treatment methods and are now seeking a naturopathic doctor for alternative solutions. A newly emerging trend is those who are seeking holistic, preventive anti-aging care. Many people in our aging population are finding that their quality of life is suffering, and want to use a natural, holistic to regain more youthful energy and mental clarity.
About Body Beautiful’s Naturopathic Doctors
Body Beautiful Spa in Phoenix has a team of naturopathic doctors who specialize in anti-aging medicine, metabolic imbalances, weight loss, and hormone imbalances. Our naturopathic doctors provide personalized care to help you achieve the best health possible so you can have the highest quality of life possible. Schedule your appointment now by calling 602-522-9222.