The Original Patient-Centered Care
The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for safe, effective, and cost-effective natural health care. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health-care profession best suited to meet this demand, with naturopathic doctors trained in the art and science of both natural and conventional medicine. Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the rise of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine is now recognized as one of the original systems of medicine offering safe, effective patient-centered care that is a vital part of healthcare in the twenty-first century.
The principles of naturopathic medicine are grounded in a philosophy of prevention and patient empowerment.