Naturopathy actually draws from some of the earliest forms of medicine. The roots of naturopathic medicine go back thousands of years, combining the healing wisdom of many cultures including Indian (Ayurvedic), Chinese (Taoist), Greek (Hippocratic), Arabian, Egyptian, and European (monastic medicine) traditions.
After all it was Hippocrates the father of medicine who said “Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food”
Naturopathic evaluations look at the whole body and all the symptoms being expressed in order to determine the systemic cause of degeneration. Naturopaths don’t treat illness, they seek,to support the body’s own ability to heal by simply establishing homeostasis. This is done by accessing physical, nutritional and emotional balance.
A typical evaluation includes a detailed medical history, a symptom evaluation, and nutritional response testing. When appropriate lab evaluations of hair, blood,or urine can also be requested . Once an imbalance is determined changes in diet, lifestyle & if necessary nutritional support are recommended.