Naturopathy is a system of medicine which uses all natural resources and modalities to manage different ailments and diseases in a holistic approach. Naturopathic Medicine is an Evidence-Based Medicine that means Naturopathic Doctors (ND) use the treatments which have been researched in several trials with convincing outcomes. In Naturopathy, NDs use medicinal herbs (Botanical Medicine), Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Massage and Cupping, Meditation, Physical therapies, Nutrition and life style modification to get the best results for their patients.
Naturopathic Medicine is not against the conventional medicine but completes it and based on its philosophy, the focus is not on one particular symptom or complaint but Naturopathic Doctors believe that the whole body works as a system and and all signs and symptoms are related to each other. Therefore, Naturopathic Doctors devote 60 to 90 minutes for the initial consultation to cover all related concerns and issues. In such a holistic approach, NDs try to understand and find out what might be the root cause of a disease and then try to target that cause.