Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of disease management and prevention using natural and alternative therapies. A Naturopathic Doctor views the individual as an integral whole, made up of physiological, structural, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects, and influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning in one or more of these areas.
The primary goal is to address the underlying cause of the disease rather than solely treating or suppressing the symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.