Naturopaths are clinically trained and educated to practice as primary care practitioners. Although many patients think of naturopathic care to be preventative, due to the fact that consultations are comprehensive, we often discover areas of health that should be investigated further by listening to patients describe their health timeline and symptoms.
Naturopaths have the responsibility to clinically assess an individual's state of health in order to advise the best course of treatment for that patient. A Naturopath has knowledge of all the body systems, from a biochemical, physiological and pathophysiological perspective. This is often described as a holistic approach.
Health conditions treated by naturopaths are numerous and can range from a chronic debilitating illness to acute issues such as a common cold or sore throat. The following are some of the most common conditions that are treated by naturopathic medicine practitioners.