At ND On Demand, we believe that there are many reasons why a patient should choose to visit a Naturopathic Doctor for treatment and prevention for a wide variety of ailments. Naturopathic medicine is designed to treat the whole person; Licensed Naturopathic Doctors are trained to provide primary care for patients of all ages. In short, Naturopathy is designed to be a holistic approach to health.
So, while traditional modern medicine may still play a role in our everyday lives, many patients are looking for a more well rounded, less prescription drug heavy, healthcare routine that not only treats ailments, but searches out, finds, and treats the root cause of ailments to prevent further side effects. Naturally, the question then becomes, “When should I see a Naturopathic Doctor?” Keep reading to find our Top Five Reasons on why patients should visit a Licensed ND.
Naturopathic Doctors Focus on Prevention
Naturopathy focuses on the underlying issues and causes of a condition, and then applies treatments and therapies that work in coordination with the natural healing mechanisms of the body. An ND will not only target the side effects, or symptoms of a disease/illness, but will tackle the challenge of finding the reason why a patient may be experiencing said symptoms. Once discovered, an ND will provide a clear, personalized healthcare plan for patients that will empower them to improve their well being while also minimizing the chance for further/future illnesses.
Naturopathic Doctors Can Help with Prevalent Health Conditions
Contrary to popular belief, naturopathy is not some witch-doctor-esque or home remedy practice of medicine. Naturopathic Doctors in the United States must pass stringent courses from certified medical colleges. With that being said, NDs are well versed and more than capable of tackling many of the healthcare challenges and conditions that patients face today. Naturopathic doctors are able to treat common health conditions such as cardiovascular health, hormonal imbalances, fertility, menopause, digestion, immune system improvement, stress, sleep disorders, allergies, migraines, arthritis, and more. The major benefit and difference between how a Naturopathic Doctor and an conventional medical doctor approach these ailments is that Naturopathic Doctors more often look at the cause of the ailments and provide treatments plans that aim to cure the cause, rather than just treat the symptom.
Naturopathy is Non-Invasive
Naturopathic Doctors utilize non-invasive and natural therapies to tap into the body’s self-healing abilities. ND’s will examine a patient’s physical symptoms, as well as the influence of lifestyle factors and emotions on the person’s whole health. Nutrition from whole foods and superfoods can be used to strengthen and nourish the body. Furthermore, all NDs in the United States study pharmacy and can prescribe or create healthy, natural, treatments that prevent addiction and other harmful side effects found in Big Pharma prescription drugs.
Naturopathy is Compatible with Modern Medicine
All Naturopathic doctors are trained to work alongside any current modern medicine treatments a patient may be taking. We take pride in being able to safely integrate evidence based natural medicine, treatments, and therapies alongside modern medicine. This type of whole health approach helps put patients’ minds at ease, knowing that their ND has created a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically to their individual needs.
Naturopathy Consultation is Affordable
In the United States, arguably the largest barrier to patients seeking out proper healthcare is the associated costs. Naturopathy consultations are significantly more affordable than traditional doctor visits and treatments. While prices may vary, most naturopathy consultations range in the $175-$300 range for an hourly session. Many insurances will also cover the cost of an ND visit, making your trip to the ND more affordable, however, the advantage of paying out of pocket is there will be no surprise bills later. As the saying goes, you can’t put a price on peace of mind, and that’s exactly what you get when you combine the affordability of a naturopathy consultation and the full benefit of natural treatments that treat your entire well being.
ND On Demand: Online Naturopathic Telemedicine
ND On Demand is the leading provider of online naturopathic telemedicine in the United States. Our Naturopathic Doctors specialize in creating holistic, personalized treatment plans that target patient symptoms and the underlying causes of their symptoms. To learn more about our naturopathic medicine services or to schedule an online naturopathic appointment, click the links.