Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of healthcare. Defined as the art, science and practice of preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the human mind and body.
Naturopathic doctors work with their patients (and their patients’ healthcare team) to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process. This is accomplished through:
· Prevention: Prevention of disease is emphasized through public health measures and hygiene as well as the encouragement and guidance of persons to adopt lifestyles which are conducive to optimal health.
· Diagnosis: Diagnosis and evaluation of the individual's state of health are accomplished by integrated modern and traditional, clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods.
· Treatment and Care: Therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person's inherent self -healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae, including: dietetics and nutritional substances (vitamins, supplements, etc.), drug-nutrient depletions and interactions, botanical medicine, counseling, homeopathy, acupuncture, and more!
In North Dakota, naturopathic doctors do NOT act as primary care providers. It is strongly advised that all patients build and maintain an ongoing relationship with a primary care MD, NP or PA. Many primary care providers in North Dakota are open and willing to work together with naturopathic doctors, as we all continue to strive for the best possible outcomes for our shared patients.
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