Under what circumstances should I choose to see a Naturopath?
At NEX Wellness, our patients can seek naturopathic care for a wide range of physical and emotional ailments. Our team is here to provide natural treatment and therapy options for our patients. Below, we have put together a blog that explains some of the circumstances in which you would want to choose naturopathic care for yourself. Continue reading to find out more.
Some of the most popular reasons to choose a naturopath:
- You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness.
- You want personalized treatment.
- You want to treat the root cause of an illness, not just the symptoms.
- You want to actively participate in managing your own health.
- You have chronic pain and don’t want to use pharmaceutical drugs to manage it forever.
- You have tried all conventional medical options for diagnosing and treating a health condition.
You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to treat the whole person. This requires taking the time to listen and understand the genetic, environmental, and behavioural/lifestyle factors that can affect your health. At your initial appointment, you’ll spend up to an hour or more talking with your ND.
You want personalized treatment
NDs understand there is no one-size-fits-all treatment that works for everybody. After your visit with an ND, you’ll leave the doctor’s office with a treatment plan uniquely tailored to you, your health status, your health goals, and your lifestyle.
You want to treat the root cause of an illness, not just the symptoms
Sometimes having trouble sleeping, aches and pains, strange or hard to treat skin rashes, and indigestion or stomach discomfort are symptoms of an underlying illness. While these symptoms can be managed, it’s more important to understand and treat the root cause, which is the focus of naturopathic medicine.
You want to participate in managing your own health
An ND will help you learn what your body needs to get well and stay healthy. Patients have the opportunity to feel empowered and hopeful when they understand and are actively engaged in managing their own health.
You have chronic pain and you don’t want to manage it with drugs anymore
Pain that lasts six months or more is more complex than acute pain and requires a holistic, long-term approach to manage. NDs are trained to work with you to determine which combination of therapies will work best for you to heal or manage your pain safely so that you can resume daily activities.
You have tried all conventional medical options for diagnosing and treating a health condition
Certain chronic health conditions that have symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, or gastrointestinal distress can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and can benefit from a holistic approach. NDs use diagnostic tools common in conventional medicine, such as detailed health, disease, and prescription drug histories, physical exams, and targeted laboratory testing and imaging. NDs also consider detailed diet history, lifestyle habits and choices, exercise history, and social/emotional factors to assess patients’ needs. These approaches can open doors to new treatment pathways and options.
Seeing a naturopath for treatment can be the best decision you can ever make! At NEX Wellness, we encourage you to continue browsing through our website and check out our services. Click here to find our contact information, set up an appointment, or to speak with a representative.
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