The benefits of natural medicine: The use of alternative therapies and natural health promotion
According to a 2001 survey of Harvard School Medicine, sixty-eight percent of adults have seen at least one form of alternative or complementary therapies. The use of naturopathic medicine is increasing and patients suffering from various diseases with this type of care. From diabetes to cancer, several types of diseases and disorders are currently treated with naturopathy.
What is Naturopathy? When studying naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathy uses a combination non-toxic therapies, such as treatment Herbal and methods such as acupuncture and massage to treat patients. In order to increase the capacity whole body to prevent and fight disease, naturopathic also incorporate the use of food and nutrition, exercise and innovative natural therapies to improve the welfare of each patient. Students wishing to graduate with a medical doctor have Naturopathy (ND) degree and the practice of naturopathic medicine a total of seven accredited universities in naturopathy in North America from which they can choose to study. Naturopathy colleges in the United States in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Connecticut and Illinois. There are two schools of natural health in Canada, and are in British Columbia and Ontario. Each school of alternative medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, an organization recognized by the Ministry of Education of the United States. Naturopathic medicine graduates who will become physicians adhere to six fundamental principles of naturopathy are similar to traditional doctors are Hippocratic oath.
These are the naturopathic principles:
(Principles and explanation the website of the Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges-http: / / www.aanmc.org/naturopathic-medicine/the-6-principles.php and the American Medical Association Naturopathic-http: / / www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid = 59):
1. The Healing Power of Nature: confidence in the inherent wisdom of the body to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors are working to feed self-healing.
2. Identify and treat the causes: Look beyond symptoms with the underlying cause. If the root of the problem is not treated, the patient's symptoms inevitably return. Instead of addressing the symptoms, naturopathic physicians work to find and treat the cause of symptoms.
3. First, do no harm: Using more natural, less invasive therapies, less toxic. Naturopathic doctors try to use low-risk procedures and customize a plan for the general welfare of each patient.
4. education teacher, doctor-patient: Educating patients in stages to achieve and maintain health. Naturopathic doctors encourage self-responsibility, but will work closely with each patient to teach how to live healthier lifestyles to address nutrition and eating habits, exercise habits and other habits, physical and emotional nurture.
5. Treat the whole person: see the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions. Each person is unique in its physical, genetic, emotional, mental, social and spiritual makeup.
6. Prevention: Focus on general health, health and disease prevention. Evaluation risk factors for health, heredity and susceptibility to certain diseases, a naturopathic doctor can help diagnose proper treatment for each patient.
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Located in Tempe, Ariz., and founded in 1993, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences is a non-profit, accredited higher learning institution. It offers a 4 year medical program that trains students to become primary care physicians. Visit
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