What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the healing power of nature. It integrates modern medicine with traditional techniques to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself and addresses the underlying causes of disease, rather than just their symptoms.
The Naturopathic Physicians at Integrative are primary care providers with expertise in many complementary healing arts, ranging from modern medical science and Pharmacology to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This knowledge allows them to apply a truly Integrative approach to each of their unique patients.
Your health cannot be understood by only looking at the constituent parts and systems of the body or its symptoms. Everything is interconnected. A stress on one part of your physical or mental health can manifest in many different ways. Only by addressing the body as a whole can you attain optimal health.
“Naturopathic medicine gives me a broad range of tools to address my patients varied health concerns.”Dr. Lawrence Chan, N.D., D.C., R.Ac.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
We seek to identify and remove the causes of illnesses before they develop further and become a serious illness or degenerative disease.
We avoid invasive measures and synthetic drugs whenever possible. Instead, we use natural remedies to cure and promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
We empower our patients with knowledge. We educate them about how their choices affect their health and give them the tools to take responsibility for achieving their own optimum health.
What Naturopathic Medicine Treats
Naturopathic Medicine can treat a wide range of conditions alone or in combination with other complementary medical treatments.