What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease using
natural therapies. It addresses the underlying causes of disease, rather than simply suppressing symptoms.
Focusing on prevention and using non-toxic substances along with non-invasive treatments, naturopathic doctors
support and stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself.
The patient is seen as a whole person - not
as a condition - and the physical, mental and emotional dimensions are taken into account in developing a
personal treatment plan.
Patient education combined with individualized care result in comprehensive approach
to health and well-being.
Dr. Lisa McNiven, RN, B.Sc., N.D.