Much like a general practitioner, a naturopathic doctor manages a broad range of health conditions affecting all people of all ages. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care, distinguished by the healing principles upon which its practice is based.
Your initial visit with your naturopath is 90 minutes long, during which time the doctor and patient form a partnership. An extensive history, including all facets of the patient’s beliefs, symptoms and lifestyle are examined, which form the groundwork for developing an effective comprehensive treatment plan that will enhance your treatment regimen. The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to employ therapies that support and promote the body's natural healing process, leading to the highest state of wellness.
The naturopath’s role in Lyme disease is to support the body through the process of detoxification and immune enhancements, while undergoing treatment. In addition, many patients who cannot tolerate antibiotic treatments, benefit from the naturopath’s wide variety of homeopathic remedies that act as natural antibiotics. The result is a team-care approach that recognizes the needs of the patient to receive the best overall treatment most appropriate to his or her specific medical condition.