Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. The focus is on the whole person, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person. Naturopathic Medicine works to harmonize the inherent healing power in nature by supporting and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself.
The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of the illness rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms. While naturopathic care helps to alleviate specific symptoms, NDs are primarily concerned with addressing the root cause of an illness: the focus is more on the why of a disease than the what.