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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine combines modern science and the power of traditional, natural forms of medicine to treat the whole person.

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How Does Naturopathic Medicine Work?

Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the whole person. This means rather than addressing a symptom, your naturopathic doctor will work with you to identify and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms.  

By emphasizing natural modalities — including nutrition, lifestyle counseling, hormone therapy and IV injections — we empower you to play an active role in your health. Our doctors help you stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself by optimizing your immune system. 

Often this includes laboratory testing to identify any deficiencies you may have. We’ll also take a close look at your medical history and that of your family. Our doctors will learn about your home environment and any outside stressors that could be impacting your health.

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Does Naturopathic Medicine Mean You Can’t See a Traditional Doctor?

Absolutely not. Naturopathic medicine in no way discounts traditional western medical sciences. Rather, it works with conventional medicine, allowing patients to access a full range of treatment protocols. 

The doctors at Premier Integrative can work with your other healthcare providers to create the best possible treatment plan for your wellbeing.

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Can Naturopathic Doctors Prescribe Medicine?

During their four-year, science-based medical education, naturopathic doctors (NDs) receive rigorous training in pharmaceutical drugs. As an ND, they can prescribe medications when allowed by state regulations. 

However, NDs don’t typically prescribe drugs at the first sign of discomfort. Rather, your naturopathic doctor will work to identify and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms — promoting your long-term health.

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Is Naturopathic Medicine Covered by Insurance?

Some insurance plans cover naturopathic treatments. Our clinic will work with you to acquire and submit any documentation you need to request reimbursement from your insurance.

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Will Naturopathic Medicine Help Me Lose Weight?

Naturopathic medicine can help you lose weight fast and keep it off. By working with you to optimize your overall well-being, we help you achieve your short-term and long-term health goals. 

Throughout the course of any treatment, you may experience weight loss as your health improves. We also offer a medically supervised weight loss program that can help you lose weight fast and keep it off.

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Can You Offer Natural Medicine for High Blood Pressure?

Yes. Naturopathic medicine can help you naturally address high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be a result of a variety of issues, including vitamin deficiencies, lifestyle choices, and external stress. 

Premier Integrative's doctors can help you optimize your nutrient levels. Together, we can identify any lifestyle modifications that could boost your overall well-being. 

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Will Naturopathic Medicine Help You Feel Better Right Away?

Depending on the treatment, some patients report feeling better in as little as five minutes. However, naturopathic medicine isn’t a band-aid solution. We don’t just treat your symptoms by masking them. 

Rather, we work to identify and correct the root cause of your symptoms — a process that can take time.

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Do You Treat Children?

Yes. We’re a family-friendly clinic that can treat your entire household. In addition to child well visits, Premier Integrative offers vaccine counseling. 

Furthermore, we can help you develop post-vaccination treatment strategies.

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Can Naturopathic Medicine Offer an Alternative to a Flu Shot?

The conventional medical advice in North America is to get a flu shot once a year. For patients who would like a natural alternative, we can help you harness the healing power of nature. 

Naturally boosting your immune system, we can reduce your chance of catching the flu. And in the event that you do catch the flu, we offer natural treatment protocols to supercharge your recovery.