What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic and integrative approach to medical care. Naturopathic medicine seeks to harness your body’s innate healing power to optimize wellness.
It is a healing-focused practice that integrates the best of Eastern and Western medical philosophies. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) seek to identify and treat the underlying causes of their patient’s symptoms, using detailed history taking and comprehensive lab testing to support accurate diagnoses. NDs are trained as primary care physicians and are licensed at the state level.
How does Naturopathic Medicine differ from conventional medical care?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) utilize an individualized approach to care, taking time to identify and treat each patient’s specific needs and to educate patients about health and healing to include the patient in their own journey toward healing. Office visits with NDs are generally 30-60 minutes compared to 5-15 min used in most conventional Western medical settings.
What tools do naturopathic doctors use for treating health conditions?
Our naturopathic doctors utilize a large number of therapeutic tools including homeopathy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, biotherapeutic drainage therapy, injection therapy, bioidentical hormone therapy, bodywork, nutraceutical supplements, nature-cure remedies, such as hydrotherapy and pharmaceuticals (prescriptions) if necessary.
We have the skills and experience to help you optimize your health!
We are guided by the following principles:
First Do No Harm
Utilize the least invasive and least toxic therapies whenever possible
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying causes
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients, empowering them to achieve and maintain wellness
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole: mind, body and spirit
The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself
Focus on prevention of disease and overall health and wellness
Our naturopathic doctors in Vancouver WA treat a wide range of conditions:
Naturopathic medicine treats both acute and chronic health conditions including gastrointestinal problems, pain, hormone imbalances, heart disease, metabolic, skin and immune issues, autoimmunity, fatigue and mental health.
Are you ready to optimize your health?
Naturopathic Medicine at Northwest Health Specialties is your answer for holistic and integrative medicine with a supportive team.
If you want to take your health to the next level or find answers you have been missing in your healthcare, contact us to initiate care with a Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver WA.
Questions for our Naturopathic Doctors in Vancouver WA
At your first appointment at Northwest Health Services in Vancouver WA, your naturopathic doctor will take a very comprehensive health history, perform physical exams, and laboratory tests and imaging may be ordered to investigate the etiology of your symptoms.
Your naturopathic doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your individual needs. Initial recommendations can include lifestyle modifications, nutritional support, supplements, herbal treatments, and more.
At follow-up visits, your progress will be assessed, and your treatment plan will be adapted accordingly.