For patients looking for alternative therapies, naturopathic medicine offers a holistic, natural option. When looking for naturopathy or a chiropractor, Stamford CT residents look to the C.A.R.E. Health & Wellness Center for the treatments and counsel they deserve.
To help you make the best decisions about your medical care, here is some helpful information on naturopathic medicine.
About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine, sometimes referred to as naturopathy, is a kind of primary care medicine that focuses on prevention through the use of self-healing processes and natural remedies. Naturopathic medicine is a centuries-old profession founded on the belief that nature is the most effective healer.
Naturopathic diagnosis looks for the underlying causes of an illness and recommends therapies based on insights from multiple disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, psychology and spirituality.
Therapies can take on multiple forms, including clinical nutrition, physical manipulation, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy. Naturopathy is based on six core principles:
These principles guide treatment, relying on low-risk procedures and items such as herbal extracts, dietary supplements and homeopathy that have few to no side effects.
Naturopathic Medical Training
A naturopathic doctor (ND) is a primary care physician who has graduated from a four-year naturopathic medical school. They are clinically trained and work in a range of family health disciplines, from pediatrics to geriatric care. Some NDs have received additional training in specialty areas such as acupuncture, Oriental medicine or midwifery. NDs usually operate out of a private practice in an office setting.
NDs have the same basic medical training as MDs, and use that Western medical science as a foundation for treatment. NDs must pass rigorous board exams in order to be licensed. NDs take on additional studies in therapeutic approaches that emphasize disease prevention and wellness.
The C.A.R.E. Connection
At the C.A.R.E. Health & Wellness Center, we offer a full range of naturopathy services. With a focus on the whole person, we provide a range of other services to promote wellness, including:
In addition to these services, when looking for Naturopathic Medicine in Stamford CT, residents turn to the C.A.R.E. Health & Wellness Center for treatment. When you want a whole-person approach to medicine that focuses on natural healing and prevention, let C.A.R.E. Health & Wellness Center be your preferred provider.