How does naturopathy differ from traditional western medicine?
Naturopathy and traditional western medicine have differing philosophies and approaches to treatment. Traditional MD’s are licensed to prescribe medications and perform surgery. Naturopathic doctors prescribe natural remedies, such as herbs, vitamins and supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, and other medical disciplines, such as acupuncture. Western medicine treats individual symptoms, while naturopathy treats the whole person. Traditional and naturopathic medicine can complement each other to provide total healthcare.