Main Types of Treatment used in Naturopathic Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition – may include dietary analysis, allergy and sensitivity identification, biochemical imbalance identification. Treatment is via dietary changes and or nutritional supplements.
- Botanical Remedies – Teas, tinctures, and capsules of herbs used for their multiple protective and supportive therapeutic actions.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine – a completely different way of analyzing patterns of symptoms and treating those patterns with Chinese herbs or acupuncture.
- Homeopathic Remedies – These are minute amounts of natural substances, prepared according to a specific protocol which include serial dilutions. They are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing process, for short-term and long-term ailments. Also used for strengthening the constitution of the patient.
Lifestyle Counseling – often people benefit more from different types of food, exercise and relaxation techniques. It is useful to know what lifestyle factors are the most important to the patient, so they can stay healthiest in a stressful world.