Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare system that combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine to examine each individual’s disease process. Naturopathic doctors aim to treat the root cause of the disease while stimulating the body's innate self-healing mechanisms for a sustainable and optimized health.
Naturopathic doctors are medically trained and naturally focused.
Naturopathic doctors go through a postgraduate naturopathic medical program with intensive training in basic clinical sciences, clinical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Naturopathic medicine is a licensed profession in North America, having regulated professional bodies in 6 provinces and 17 states.