Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that embraces an array of practices branded as “natural” and “self-healing.” The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than on evidence-based medicine. Naturopathic practitioners, known as naturopaths, employ a variety of pseudoscientific treatments ranging from homeopathy to more accepted forms like certain psychotherapies. They emphasize the body’s intrinsic ability to heal itself and often avoid conventional medical treatments like surgery and pharmaceuticals, favoring instead a holistic approach to preventive medicine through lifestyle changes and natural therapies.

Naturopathic doctor
At Kinetic Edge Naturopathic doctors (NDs) aim to support the body’s health and healing capabilities through natural, non-invasive methods. A typical consultation with a naturopath might include a comprehensive patient interview about lifestyle, medical history, and emotional and physical health, followed by various natural treatments. These can include herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, nutritional counseling, and stress management techniques. NDs focus on preventing health issues by promoting lifestyle changes that enhance wellbeing. In some regions, licensed naturopaths can also perform minor surgeries and prescribe medications.