Naturopathic Primary Care
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is primary health care that utilizes natural therapeutics, including both modern and traditional methods of treatment. We treat people of all ages suffering from both acute and chronic diseases. We have a range of skill sets collectively, treating people who experience arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, eczema, fibromyalgia, IBS, and more.
Naturopathic medicine supports the body’s own healing abilities and strives to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes necessary for optimal health.
The principles of naturopathic medicine are based on objective observation of the nature of health and disease. The principles that are the foundation of naturopathic medicine include:
The Healing Power of Nature – Vis Medicatrix Naturae
First do no harm – Prinum Non Nocere
Find the Cause – Tolle Causum
Treat the whole person
Doctor as Teacher – Docere
We work in harmony with the body and with nature. Naturopathy utilizes a holistic approach to healing, addressing the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. The core of naturopathic medicine is to treat each person as an individual and to consider his or her whole being. We do not treat one bodily system as a separate entity from the rest of the person’s body and psyche. It is equally important to care for the mind, the body, and the spirit, in the appropriate manner for each patient.
What is Naturopathic Primary Care?
In the state of Washington all naturopaths are licensed to provide primary care, however only a handful of NDs in the state do so. At NSNM we are passionate about helping you to achieve an maintain optimal health. As your Primary Care Provider, this means providing all of the great care that we provide as NDs and also providing you routine PAP smears, STI testing, ordering important screening exams such as colonoscopies, mammograms, bone scans, sending referrals and working with your other specialist and a fuller panels for your routine bloodwork. We can also prescribe most prescription medications.