Common Myths about Naturopathic Medicine
⊗ Naturopathic Treatment Yields Quick Results
Naturopathic treatment does not only target the symptoms of a disease, but rather addresses the root cause of the disease. The course of treatment to take time, especially if the health issue is chronic in nature. Patience and persistent adherence to a naturopathic treatment plan is essential for a complete, whole-body healing.
⊗ Naturopathy is Not Backed by Science
Naturopathic Medicine in states that require a licensure is under similar scrutiny to conventional medicine. Many naturopathic doctors choose to dedicate their careers to scientific study in order to better provide whole-health treatments to patients who are looking for alternative method of healing than using conventional medicine and treatment.
⊗ Patients HAVE to Choose Between Naturopathic Medicine or Conventional Medicine
As previously mentioned, many naturopathic doctors work alongside and consult with medical doctors to devise a treatment plan that is patient centered. One of the major goals of naturopathic medicine is to provide access to healthcare to patients. Therefore it would go against logic to say that NDs are against conventional medicine and treatments. Rather, NDs are happy to provide natural alternatives for patients that can be used either on their own or in conjunction with conventional medicine and treatments.