When It Is Time to Find a Naturopathic Doctor
January 6, 2016
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Unfortunately, many people feel this way even though they have sought medical help to no avail. Western medicine and traditional physicians often only treat symptoms, medicating to offer relief to their patients without ever under covering what is causing the symptoms. If you are one of the millions that have digestive problems, fatigue, pain or other symptoms and have not been successfully diagnosed or treated by your traditional physician, it may be time to seek the advice of a naturopathic doctor.
The Naturopathic Difference
The biggest difference between a naturopathic doctor and a regular MD is their approach to treating illness. Naturopathic medicine is often referred to as holistic medicine because patients are treated for their whole body function, not just a symptom. Naturopathic doctors are looking for the root cause of disease and dysfunction, not just putting a bandage on the outlying symptoms. They approach healing by exploring all the factors that affect the systems of the body, including nutrition, allergies, medications and lifestyle. By treating the entire person, not just the symptom, this form of medicine can heal the actual problem resulting in elevated health and well-being on top of relieving the symptoms of disease.
Of course, not all naturopathic doctors are the same or have the same levels of experience or education. When choosing a naturopathic doctor, be sure to inquire about their education and experience to find a doctor that has a documented track record of helping their patients achieve optimum health. Once you undergo the personalized approach of holistic medicine and begin getting real answers to your health concerns, you will always want to have a naturopathic doctor as part of your medical care team.
Posted on behalf of:
Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
1055 Powers Place
Alpharetta, GA 30009