Natural Medication Options
Naturopathic medicine can be used to treat a wide range of health conditions. Naturopathy believes in the body’s ability to heal itself through various natural treatment methods. Rather than prescribing drugs used in western medicine, naturopathic doctors prescribe a variety of natural remedies to promote optimal health, healing, and prevent disease.
Naturopathic medicine may consist of herbal remedies, vitamins, and supplements, and may also include acupuncture and injections. Dietary and lifestyle changes are another widely-used naturopathic treatment, and can be a highly effective natural treatment option for many health conditions.
Botanical medicine uses plants and their extracts to create herbal remedies. Naturopathic doctors may incorporate botanical medicine into their treatment plans.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are also powerful medical tools for the naturopathic doctor, and are often used in treatment.
Homeopathic medicine is a different medical discipline from naturopathy; however, many naturopathic doctors incorporate homeopathy into their practice. Homeopathic medicine focuses on homeopathic remedies, and may be part of a naturopathic treatment plan.