What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a unique healthcare system that utilizes natural methods and substances to help the body heal itself. Such medicine helps promote wellness and achieve optimal health.
It is a science-based field that combines tradition, and modern science. It is based on the following philosophy:
First, do no harm
Identify and treat the cause
Treat the whole person
The healing power of nature
The physician as a teacher
And the therapeutic order:
Some of the naturopathic therapy modalities include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, holistic counseling and hydrotherapy.
Naturopathic doctors complete a 4-year, graduate-level program from an accredited school by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, an organization recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education.
What to expect?
The first appointment takes approximately 90-120 minutes. Dr. Chan takes a detailed history in order to get to know you, and your needs. Follow up appointments take approximately 30 minutes.
What to bring?
Bring any lab/imaging results you may have, in addition to any medications or supplements.