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Naturopathic doctors (NDs or Naturopaths) are licensed health care providers who practice a distinct system of natural healthcare. Naturopaths are trained at accredited four year post baccalaureate naturopathic medical schools. Coursework includes classroom studies and supervised clinical rounds. Using both traditional and conventional methods to diagnose and treat disease, Naturopathic doctors excel at integrative medicine.

Six principles of practice define naturopathic medicine:

Primum Non Nocere: First Do No Harm
Vix Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature
Tolle Causam: Identify and Treat the Cause
Tolle Totum: Heal the Whole Person
Docere: Physician as Teacher
Praevenire: Prevention is the Best Cure

Therapeutics are naturally based, minimally invasive, safe and effective. ND’s have extensive training in nutrition and herbal (botanical) medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and physical medicine. Naturopaths may specialize and also offer acupuncture, IV therapy, and/or obstetrics (natural child-birth) – just to name a few options. Treatments are focused on the individual needs of each person. Disease manifests uniquely in each person requiring an individualized treatment. Naturopathic doctors respect the integrity of the whole person by addressing mind-body-spirit.

Taking into account patient self and family histories, naturopathic doctors spend time educating their patients. The goal is to encourage self-care through understanding. The more the patient knows and is involved in their health, the better. Both the doctor and the patient are active in prevention of disease and health promotion. By making healthful informed choices now patients can reduce their risks for the future.

Therapies used by Dr Jen:

Clinical Nutrition
Botanical Medicine

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