Naturopathic Medicine Week was a result of Senate Resolution 221, to urge Americans to learn more about "the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care."
Look forward to blogposts & events during Naturopathic Medicine Week describing what I do as a naturopathic doctor.
The short version of why I became a naturopathic physician
In my 20s, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and struggling with digestive issues. After going to my primary care doctor, I was disappointed with the care I received. Even before I knew anything about naturopathic medicine, I instinctively felt my body needed something other than a pill. Little did I know that the oldest (accredited) naturopathic medical school was mere blocks from my house. What impressed me the most about naturopathic medicine is the integration of conventional and natural therapies - doctors that learn how to use both safely to tailor care specific to the individual. Doesn't that seem to be the way all medicine should be? In an ideal world, this is how all doctors would approach their patients: with visits long enough to listen and teach people how to take care of themselves and the use of drugs only if and when necessary.
My goal is to help you learn how to take care of yourself, beyond drugs, with food, stress management, sleep, and movement.
The 5th annual Naturopathic Medicine Week is October 8-14.
Learn more about the naturopathic medical profession at the American Association of Naturopathic Physician's website. You can also look for a doctor in your area.
National University of Natural Medicine
(formerly National College of Natural Medicine)