So you want to be a Doctor of Naturopathy? Or do you want to be a true Naturopath? Yes, there are two distinct paths when it comes to natural medicine. You can get a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from an accredited school after which you become a primary care physician. You can then prescribe drugs and perform minor surgery. Or you can go the route of the true Naturopath and learn Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Herbology, Hydrotherapy, Physical Medicine (which may include Massage Therapy and Reflexology), and Counseling. Have a look at Calgary Naturopath.
The “formal” education in Naturopathic Medicine includes prescribing pharmaceuticals. The true Naturopath educates the person on healing herbs and the benefits of a balanced, nutritious diet. The Naturopathic Doctor performs minor surgery. The true Naturopath shuns any invasive procedure. The Naturopathic Doctor diagnoses and treats disease. The true Naturopath works with the person in order to prevent disease.
The Naturopathic Doctor goes to school primarily to become a mainstream physician. The true Naturopath only wants the best for the person – the best food, the best water, the best natural remedies, and the best lifestyle.
The Naturopathic Doctor is not recognized by the American Medical Association. The true Naturopath could care less. She follows her own philosophy that encompasses a holistic approach to medical care, care that focuses on cleansing and strengthening the body so it can heal itself.
No matter which path you take, the basic philosophy remains the same. Naturopathy takes a distinctly natural approach to health and disease. It emphasizes treatment that stimulates, boosts, and supports the innate healing capacity of the human body.
Naturopathy is based on the philosophy first used in the Hippocratic School of Medicine from around 400 B.C., when they used the term “Vis Medicatrix Naturae,” which is Latin for “the Healing Power of Nature.” They noted the body’s ability to create, sustain and restore health. The Naturopath identifies and removes obstacles to health and helps the patient build the right environment to support good health.
Neurvana Health Naturopathic Clinic
4039 Brentwood Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1L1
Phone No: (403) 768-3407