Understanding Naturopathic Care

Naturopathic care is nothing new. It’s been around since at least the 1800s, but its principles are based on ancient wisdom about the body and its abilities to heal itself. Naturopathic care doesn’t deny that traditional medical care has its place but might argue that it is overused.

But naturopathic care takes a completely different approach to your health than traditional (also called allopathic) medicine. The difference between the two approaches is wildly different. In this blog, the providers at Beeson Regenerative Health explain what’s different about naturopathic care.

The naturopathic exam

The first place that you’ll notice a big difference between allopathic and naturopathic medicine is in the exam. You may be used to getting 15 minutes or so from an entire visit with traditional providers, but for most naturopathic providers, expect to spend an hour or two in your first visit.

Part of the first exam will be a detailed investigation about your lifestyle habits. You will likely be asked questions about your normal diet, any medications or supplements that you take, whether you smoke, and how much you exercise. 

Another major part of the naturopathic exam is coming up with a plan for your future health, including whatever ailments prompted you to make the appointment for a visit. We’ll make plans together for treatments that can help restore you to wellness. 

The naturopathic approach

When you see an allopathic provider, the end result of most visits is a prescription for a medicine you should take. Naturopathic medicine, however, works with your body to heal itself without drugs as often as possible. This approach may sometimes be slower to produce results, but they are more likely to completely resolve your problems.

Some of the components of wellness under a naturopathic approach may include the following:

Naturopathic care treats you as an individual, and our recommendations for what will heal you are as individual as you are. If you’re interested in making an appointment with one of our providers or have further questions about naturopathic care, we would love to talk with you. Call our office today, or request an appointment online.

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