Naturopathic Medicine Specialist

Integrative Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine Clinic located in Columbia, MD & Gaithersburg, MD

Depending on the need of the patients and what suits them the best, the medical professionals at Integrative Family Medicine in Gaithersburg and Columbia, Maryland, specialize in naturopathic medicine and take a whole person approach to diagnosing and treating illnesses. The team of highly skilled doctors embrace a modern philosophy of health care and seek to find natural solutions to promote your body’s innate ability to heal itself. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Naturopathic Medicine Q & A

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine combines the rigor of modern scientific research with the wisdom of Ancient, more natural medical methods. It emphasizes prevention, treatment, and improving your overall health and wellness through the use of methods that promote your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Using traditional, modern, and empirical evidence, naturopathic medicine seeks to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of symptoms rather than simply mask them.

Why do patients choose naturopathic medicine?

Men and women come to Integrative Family Medicine to experience naturopathic treatments for many reasons. For some, it’s because standard medicine didn’t produce the results they wanted. For others, it's because they want to avoid the side effects that often come with pharmaceuticals. For others, it’s because they want to heal in a way that allows their body to utilize its own innate abilities.

Providers of naturopathic medicine view each patient as a whole person and create treatment plans that are customized to each patient’s condition and lifestyle. Naturopathic approaches don’t just address immediate concerns, they target long-term goals as well.

What conditions does naturopathic medicine treat?

Naturopathic medicine treats many of the conditions conventional medicine treats. Naturopathic medicine differs in that it focuses on an individualized, whole-person approach, and it greatly limits the utilization of pharmaceuticals.

Treatments focus on nutrition, dietary supplements, and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of illness. Naturopathic medicine treats many conditions, including:

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Eye disorders
  • Mental and emotional disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Reproductive system issues
  • Dermatological issues
  • Neurological disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue

Naturopathic medicine can also help relieve migraine headache pain and keep chronic conditions, such as diabetes, under control. In some cases, naturopathic medicine may help you decrease your dependency on pharmaceuticals or eliminate them altogether.

If you’d like to learn more about how naturopathic medicine can help you achieve your immediate and long-term health goals, book an appointment with Integrative Family Medicine online or over the phone today.

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