Naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) are practitioners trained in natural medicine. They are educated in the conventional medical sciences, but they are not medical doctors (M.D.s). Naturopathic doctors treat disease and restore health using therapies from the sciences of clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, exercise therapy, counseling, and hydrotherapy. Naturopathic Doctors tailor these approaches to the needs of an
individual patient. Naturopathic medicine is effective in treating most health problems, whether acute or chronic.
In practice, naturopathic doctors perform physical examinations,
laboratory testing, gynecological
exams, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, allergy
testing, X-ray examinations, and other diagnostic tests. Naturopathic Doctors combine and tailor
treatments to the needs of the individual based