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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession built on a patient-centered approach that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that support the body’s natural ability to heal and help the patient achieve sustainable health and wellness. 


Naturopathic Doctors treat the root causes of disease and address preventable risk factors, using a wide range of science-and evidence-based, natural and conventional therapies.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on treating the root cause of illness and promoting the body's innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) use a combination of natural therapies, including nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counseling, acupuncture, and physical medicine, to address a wide range of health concerns.


By emphasizing preventive care and personalized treatment plans, naturopathic medicine aims to support overall wellness, optimize vitality, and restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Benefits of naturopathic medicine include improved health outcomes, reduced reliance on medications, enhanced quality of life, and empowerment through self-care and education.


A naturopathic doctor (ND) is a licensed healthcare practitioner who emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, focusing on prevention, wellness, and the body's natural ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous training in both conventional medical sciences and natural therapies, blending the best of both worlds to provide comprehensive and individualized care to their patients.

Services provided by naturopathic doctors may include:

1. Health Assessment and Diagnosis: Naturopathic doctors conduct thorough assessments of their patients' health, including reviewing medical history, performing physical examinations, and ordering laboratory tests or diagnostic imaging when necessary. They use this information to identify underlying imbalances and root causes of health issues. 2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on their assessment, naturopathic doctors develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and health goals. These treatment plans often integrate a combination of natural therapies, lifestyle modifications, and conventional medical interventions as appropriate. 3. Nutritional Counseling: Naturopathic doctors place a strong emphasis on the role of nutrition in promoting health and preventing disease. They provide guidance on dietary modifications, nutritional supplements, and therapeutic diets to support optimal health and address specific health concerns. 4. Botanical Medicine: Naturopathic doctors may prescribe herbal remedies derived from plants to support the body's natural healing processes and address various health conditions. These botanical medicines are often used in conjunction with other therapies to promote overall wellness. 5. Homeopathy: Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of "like cures like," where highly diluted substances are used to stimulate the body's innate healing abilities. Naturopathic doctors may incorporate homeopathic remedies into treatment plans to address a wide range of acute and chronic health issues. 6. Physical Medicine: Naturopathic doctors may utilize physical modalities such as massage therapy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, and manipulative techniques to promote musculoskeletal health, improve circulation, and relieve pain. 7. Mind-Body Medicine: Recognizing the interconnectedness of mind and body, naturopathic doctors may incorporate mind-body techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, and counseling to support mental and emotional well-being and enhance overall health. 8. Preventive Care and Health Promotion: In addition to treating acute and chronic health conditions, naturopathic doctors focus on preventive care and health promotion, empowering patients to take an active role in their own health through education, lifestyle modifications, and early detection of potential health risks.

Meet Our Naturopathic Doctors:


Dr. Ann Nakajima, ND

Naturopathic Doctor


Bowen Therapy

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