Like medical doctors, naturopathic doctors swear to “first, do no harm.” We focus on providing you with minimally invasive, non-toxic remedies. There’s certainly nothing unsafe about massage, nor is there anything unsafe about the nutrition education we offer on a regular basis.
Here’s the truth—there are risks to relying solely on naturopathy just as there are risks involved with relying solely on pharmaceuticals. Given that prescription drug addiction has been declared a national emergency due to people’s tendencies to abuse these drugs (particularly pain pills). Even over-the-counter drugs can kill when they’re used and taken incorrectly. Nevertheless, we do recognize that there are many times when conventional medicine is the best tool for treating specific aspects of a person’s complaints.
Naturopathic doctors will always encourage you, first and foremost, to become informed and take responsibility for your own health. We are here to help as educators and as guides. We will point out things that Western medicine does not think about. Many people choose to see a naturopathic doctor in tandem with a traditional doctor, allowing them to attack their particular condition from both angles.
Keep in mind that naturopathic doctors attend advanced programs of study just as medical doctors do. As long as you are guided by a licensed practitioner you should be able to take advantage of the numerous treatment methods at our disposal while remaining perfectly safe at all times.