A Place to Discuss Naturopathic Medicine

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      The Naturopathic Way is a site dedicated to facilitating increased awareness of all aspects of Naturopathic Medicine while providing a forum to discuss changing research, continuing developments, and practical methods for self-health.

     Our Mission:
  • To become a respected resource of information on Naturopathy, promoting global awareness of this field. 
  • To provide a blog where health, wellness, and lifestyle information can be discussed along with the latest research and controversies respectively.
  • To present the latest research, studies, and information in or concerning this field of medicine.
  • To discuss the achievements and ideas of naturopathic doctors who are making a difference in the world and in people lives.

     What is Naturopathy: A traditional method of medicine that emphasizes no drugs and less surgery to treat disease and illness.  A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a general health care physician that addresses the patient as a whole being.  Doctors treat using six principles:
          1. Healing power of nature
          2. Treat the whole person
          3. First do no harm
          4. Identify and treat the cause
          5. Prevention is the best cure
          6. Doctor as teacher.
     According to the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC), Naturopathy uses medical breakthroughs as well as the least invasive, least toxic and most natural therapies to treat the body as an interconnected whole being.

     The following quote from the AANMC elucidates the six principles: "The healing power of nature-trust in your body's ability to heal itself.  Treat the whole person-view the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.  Identify and treat the causes-look beyond the symptoms to the underlying causes.  First do no harm-Utilize the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies.  Doctor as teacher- educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.  Prevention-focus on overall health, wellness, and disease prevention." (www.aanmc.org)

     Among the topics to be discussed on this site will be the education of the Naturopath, the countries offering this care and licensure, American state regulations, the latest research, how Naturopaths are making a difference, and much more.  The goal is to start a dialog in a non-intimidating format to further global acceptance and knowledge of this dynamic, relevant field of medicine.