What is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor?
Why Should You See One?
Some of you have heard of a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, some of you see one and some of you have no idea what I’m talking about. So what is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor? How are Naturopathic Medical Doctors different from a Medical Doctor and how can seeing one improve your health and longevity?
A Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) is a 4-year medical school trained and board registered doctor. In the state of California, a NMD has a large scope of practice. Allowing us to use functional lab testing, prescribe medications and supplements as well as administer nutrient intravenous and intramuscular therapies.
The difference between a NMD and MD begins with the education. Naturopathic Medical Doctors learn the same basic sciences as conventional Medical Doctors. However NMDs also study nutrition, psychology and alternative therapies such as herbal medicine, homeopathy and nutrient therapy, among others, giving NMDs a larger toolbox to work with.
Naturopathic Medical Doctors Can Use Medications, However…
However, Naturopathic Medical Doctors prefer to use medication and prescriptions as a last resort or for short-term use. This is because your body has a natural ability to re-balance and heal itself. The naturopathic philosophy of healing is also quite different than conventional medicine. NMDs treat the ROOT CAUSE of symptoms and have the ability to utilize more in-depth and individualized lab testing to assess for the imbalances in your body.
In this way, diagnosis and treatments are assessed on a different scale in order to heal the physiology of the patient rather than just the symptoms.
So, after we have found the cause of your symptoms and disease. We heal your body naturally by implementing lifestyle and dietary changes as well as utilize specific nutrient and herbal strategies. All of these different strategies address the causative factor and to create the conditions for your body to be able to heal itself.
Why you should see a Naturopathic Medical Doctor!
How do you see your life in the next 5, 10, 50 years? Do you want to struggle with your health, be on multiple medications and feel tired and weak or do you want to be vibrant, healthy and full of energy to live your best life? We can help you optimize your lifestyle and health regiment not only to address your current concerns and struggles but also to support your best health going forward and for the rest of your life!
At Regenerate Health Medical Center, Dr. ACE NMD, and Dr. Alioto NMD, specialize in natural and non-invasive treatments to help you increase your performance, health and wellbeing. Our mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care to our patients to achieve optimal wellness and a pain-free lifestyle.
Some of our specialties include but are not limited to natural medical care for pediatrics, gut health, hormone health including hormone replacement therapy, skin health, mood and behavior disorders as well as heavy metal and mold detoxification.
Many of the patients that we work with have a chronic disease that may not be getting better with the help of conventional medical care. Often times patients are fed up with the medical system, so they seek a more holistic, individualized and root cause approach.
Additionally, many patients’ beliefs and philosophies align with the natural and self-healing ideals that we utilize.
Moreover, patients find lasting relief of symptoms, extreme improvement and feel like themselves again when they address, treat and heal the root cause of their illness. This could be you too!