What is naturopathic doctor?
Naturopathic Doctors use a holistic approach when treating patients, great importance is placed on how all systems of the body are functioning, including the mind and gut. Naturopathic doctors examine the environment, lifestyle, physical and emotional well-being of individual patients to address the root causes of the disease, then use natural, non-invasive and non-toxic therapies as treatments. Some of the therapies used are nutritional supplements, herbal supplements, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, hydrotherapy. To derive the proper methodology of treatment protocol,
Naturopathic doctors utilize the same test that is used by allopathic doctors, but look at the cellular and genetic functions of the findings. Naturopathic doctors are looking at the enzymatic functions of the major organs, through blood panels, hormonal, GI panels. Hormonal panels consist of adrenal stress, 30-day female hormonal panels, food sensitivity, male hormones and heavy metals panels. The above tests are investigated to find the root cause, which supports the healing of the DNA, cell and organ. Typical allelopathic medicine is to suppress the symptom or manage pain levels. Advance steps in naturopathic medicine recognizes the gene dysfunction which may cause the inherited disease. Gene expressions can cause chronic pain, neurotransmitter/mood issues. Autophagy, methylation detoxification, genetic gastrointestinal analysis is used to further understand what causes the cell dysfunction. Through epigenetic one can reverse the disease process by correcting and supporting the gene unfolding mechanism of cell’s DNA and mitochondria functions. Not just suppress the symptoms of the disease with drugs.
Initial Office Visit
The initial office visits with a Naturopathic Doctor may be 1 to 2 hours, this is to discover, teach, and introduce the understanding of the natural treatment paradigm. Second office is to teach and understand the findings of one’s tests results which may be an hour as well. Thereafter a 1-hour thorough visit to cover , education, and treatment review, which is premiere to achieve total health success.
A good analogy to understand how Allopathic, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine co-exist is to consider medicine as analogous to a tree with many branches and each branch representing a different philosophy of medicine. In this case, three of the branches represent Allopathic, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine, with each branch of medicine having its own tools and methodologies sharing a common trunk and root of medicine, the healing arts, which is to protect and improve a patient’s health.
Americans are beginning to demand more than symptom management. They are realizing that the “disease management” model is not providing anything to re-establish their health. The famous “war on cancer” has not fared much better than the equally famous “war on drugs”.
Naturopathic Medicine combines the best of allopathic medicine with the best of homeopathic and bioenergetic medicine, in an effort to treat dysfunction based on restoration of normal metabolic processes.
Naturopathic, Functional, and Alternative Medicine
Naturopathic and functional medicine differ from conventional medicine in the philosophy that guides our approach to chronic symptoms. When a patient has experienced a long-lasting or recurring symptom, we focus on the root cause of disease. Our objective is to not only eliminate the symptom, but also the underlying problem. Our holistic approach allows us to view the body as an interconnected matrix rather than a collection of separate systems. It’s important to keep in mind that treatment for comparable symptoms might vary considerably for various patients according to their biological tests and medical history. Factors that contribute to similar symptoms include pathogenic bacteria, virus, parasites, and toxic chemicals. Therefore, both naturopathic and functional medicine use a recognized scientific framework for evaluating rDNA, DNA, cellar function and dysfunction, hormone variations, and metabolic functions.
By using this comprehensive approach, therapy can be tailored to the individual. Using the latest modern biological tests, the functional root cause of a problem is unveiled through a combination of urine and blood lab analysis, hormone and gut panels, and genetic testing. Once the cause of the illness is determined, its treatment consists of propelling the body’s natural physiology and biochemistry into a state of self-correction. Natural healing is obtained through the use of all-natural vitamins, enzymes, herbs, amino acids and natural compounds. Changes in the illness may be seen in as little as 5 to 7 days. By using all-natural supplements and elements, side effects are almost non-existent.
Naturopathic and functional medicine treat the person who has the disease, not the disease the person has. Our body’s immune system has a natural ability to overcome a disease if given the proper nutrition to remove toxins and inflammation.
If an unconventional practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it is referred to as alternative medicine. But if a nonconventional practice is used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it is referred to as complementary medicine.
Alternative medicine primarily consists of mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, and social factors. Deep breathing, Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong, Massage, Progressive Relaxation and Guided Imagery are a few of the therapies that are used within alternative medicine.
Holistic medicine seeks to expand the focus of health care beyond the boundaries of assessing and treating discreet physical symptoms. It includes an equal emphasis on mental and spiritual factors in the overall health and wellness. This mind-body-spirit approach has much to offer, particularly for both doctors and patients who consider health maintenance and disease prevention just as vital as treating a pre-existing condition or disease.
At Bio Wellness Center, we believe wholly in your health and wellbeing. Please note that it was very emotionally difficult for Dr. Art to write this content given that he feels let down and frustrated by conventional medicine and its deficiencies in treating the person as a whole.