What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine, or natural healing, is a distinct field of complementary medicine that blends traditional forms of therapy with modern science. The main philosophy of this field is to harness the healing power of nature to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors therefore are trained to concentrate on whole patient wellness by addressing the root causes to dis-ease in the body.
Using various modalities listed below, practitioners in this field provide individualized approaches to health and healing by providing the right foundation for the body to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine can be used to support both chronic or acute concerns and provides various options to promote natural healing for all ages, including our young ones! Visit Edge Healthcare in Singapore for the very best in naturopathic medicine.
Training of a Naturopathic Doctor
In Canada, the Doctor of Naturopathy degree program, which is a post-graduate program, provides more than 3,000 hours of classroom training and over 1,200 hours of clinical experience. This rigorous curriculum includes training in the following modalities:
- Clinical nutrition
- Lifestyle management
- Botanical (herbal) medicine,
- Physical medicine
- Functional testing
Our Naturopathic doctor is trained and registered in Ontario, Canada by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
How does naturopathy work?
Naturopathic medicine, also known as natural healing, aims to use the body’s natural healing abilities to help Singaporeans recover from various symptoms and conditions. As a holistic discipline combining traditional treatments with modern science, it focuses on treating the entirety of a person.
Naturopathic doctors utilise a variety of treatment methods and assessments to facilitate natural healing. They range from testing gut health, hormonal health testing to prescribing necessary supplements and lifestyle advice to facilitate holistic healing.
Naturopathic doctors undergo a four-year program to earn their Doctorate in Naturopathy. In the course of their learning, they become well versed in clinical nutrition, lifestyle management, homeopathy, and utilising natural botanical and herbal remedies. This allows them to become experts at natural healing, providing Singaporeans personalised treatment and helping them recover naturally.
Who benefits from naturopathy in Singapore?
Natural healing benefits a wide range of Singaporeans of various ages and lifestyles. It is ideal for treating patients who are facing chronic stress and insomnia, particularly in our difficult times. Naturopathic doctors will create a proper diet to ensure that patients have sufficient energy to stay focused and active, as well as educate them on physical and mental exercises such as yoga and meditation to improve their well-being. Other common conditions that naturopathy helps in treating include allergies, digestive disorders, and skin conditions such as eczema.
Just like physiotherapy, naturopathy is an individualised affair. On your first visit to a clinic in Singapore to seek natural healing, your naturopathic doctor will ask about your presented symptoms, lifestyle and diet, as well as your medical history. From there, they will design a treatment path to facilitate natural healing, which can range from detoxification, dietary changes to avoid unhealthy foods, or practicing relaxation techniques to remove underlying stress.
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Our practitioners are skilled at assessing your functional movement and how that is applicable to any injuries or pain that you may have.
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
What is naturopathic medicine used for?
It is used for a variety of ailments, from common to rare.
Is naturopathic medicine safe?
Yes, it’s completely safe and relies on natural remedies and medicines.
What can naturopaths help with?
A variety of ailments and illnesses.
What is the difference between homeopath and naturopath?
Homeopaths use small doses of natural substances, while naturopaths use natural and traditional remedies and treatments.
What is a Naturopathy diet?
The naturopathy diet is complex and is categorized into sections: live and dead foods, vegetarian, acidic and alkaline, etc.
Who should see a naturopath?
Everyone who wants to stay fit and healthy can refer to the services of a naturopath.