Naturopathic medicine is a form of health care that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.
Naturopathic medicine is a science-based tradition that promotes wellness by identifying the unique aspects of each patient and then employing non-toxic natural therapies to restore his or her physiological, psychological, and structural balance. Naturopathic physicians are often successful at treating chronic conditions that don’t respond to conventional medicine. This includes, but is not limited to: fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, and digestive disorders. They are able to respond to the individual needs of patients and develop a treatment plan that includes nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, and diet therapy.
Tenets of Naturopathic medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians identify and remove obstacles to recovery to facilitate this healing ability in patients.
Identify and Treat the Causes
The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient:
Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;
Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic physicians educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic physicians treat each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.
Naturopathic physicians emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.
Naturopathy at Sunu
Deborah Walters marries her skills, training, and years of clinical experience in Naturopathy and Homeopathy to inform her ability to treat every single person that comes to see her as the unique individual that they are, in order to find their optimal path towards recovery and healing. Deborah uses a thorough discovery process to ensure that no stone is left un-turned as together you unearth the solutions that will bring about your vibrant health and wellbeing.
Deborah Walters, Naturopath, CCH Homeopath (Minnetonka)
Internationally renowned Deborah brings to SuNu 15 years of clinical experience, education and training in Naturopathy and Homeopathy. She graduated from Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, the only accredited homeopathic school in North America with a four-year professional training program that includes 900+ hours of classroom study including natural sciences and 500+ hours of clinical experience as a classical homeopath. She’s certified by the Council of Homeopathy, is a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths, and belongs to the National Center of Homeopathy. Deborah also completed the “100 hours mastery course” from the Other Song Academy in India with Dr. Rajan Sankaran’s team specializing in clinical mastery.
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