La Mesa Integrative Health

5268 Baltimore Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
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(619) 335-1786
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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

doctor holisticDo you have questions about Naturopathic Medicine and how Naturopathic Physicians work?  Our ND/s will be happy to meet with any New Naturopathic Patients who have questions about Naturopathic Medicine for a 10 minute consultation.  You will be able to ask general questions about the types of approaches they may use for general health issues.  This will help you determine if Naturopathic Medicine is an approach to your health and wellness you would like to pursue.

This is not a medical consultation and no recommendations will be given.

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Naturopathy (also known as naturopathic medicine or natural medicine) is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science (including Biomedical lab tests) and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.

The central principle of naturopathic medicine is Vis Medicatrix Naturae – the healing power of Nature. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to strengthen the body’s own natural healing ability and restore optimum health naturally.

The Naturopathic Doctor, or ND, is a primary care provider trained in conventional medical sciences, diagnosis and treatment, and are experts in natural therapeutics. The ND views the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting health. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention, treatment of imbalance or illness and the promotion of optimal health through the use of natural therapeutic methods and modalities. Patients often report greater energy and vitality, and an increased sense of well-being after experiencing naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathy has its origins in the Nature Cure movement of Europe.  The term was coined in 1895 by John Scheel and popularized by Benedict Lust, the “father of U.S. naturopathy”.

For more information on Naturopathic Medicine, please download this guide from the California Department of Consumer Affairs: Guide to Naturopathic Medicine