More and more people are taking to naturopathy remedies to combat ailments in recent years. Naturopathy stresses not just a cure, but also probes into the deeper causes, focus on prevention, treatment from the source, and advises on continued health. Naturopathic medicines also usually come with little no side effects because they use substances that support the body’s natural healing abilities, unlike prescription drugs that are usually accompanied by a huge list of side effects to watch out for.

Naturopathy is born from the understanding that illnesses come from biochemical or physiological imbalances caused by stress, among other factors. Others believe that it is not backed by enough scientific research. This is not true. Naturopathy medicines are backed by intensive research in top institutions.

Healthcare specialists at Dundas Chiropractic, Health, and Wellness Centre in Oakville, Ontario, who have helped thousands of families for over 16 years, bust a few myths about naturopathy.

4 Myths and Facts About Naturopathic Care

Myth: Naturopathic doctors are not trained for primary care

Fact: Naturopathic doctors are well trained in top institutions and licensed to work in primary care for all ages – from pediatrics to geriatrics – across North America. Naturopathic doctors require an accredited, doctoral-level program that includes hands-on services and clinical training. They have to sit for the rigorous licensing examinations before they are qualified to practice. They are certified to treat all aspects of health and wellness from regular bronchial infections to chronic ailments.

Myth: Naturopathy doctors are against prescription drugs

Fact: The ND curriculum is a comprehensive study of biochemical medicines, pharmaceutical supplies and prescription drugs. In addition, studies integrate the efficacy of regular medications with herbs and supplements and homeopathy as alternatives in the best interests of their patients. Natural sources need not always guarantee safety. Sometimes prescription drugs are included in the treatment approach. So naturopathic care is administered with conventional medication and homeopathy for better overall health.

Myth: There is no difference between Naturopaths and Naturopathic Doctors

Fact: Sometimes, practitioners without accredited training call themselves naturopaths. They are not graduates from recognized four-year programs or may not have completed the standard requirements through accredited programs. To locate certified naturopathic doctors, look for graduates from ND (Canada) or ND (USA).

Myth: Naturopathic medicines are more costly than conventional medicines

Fact: There are many insurance packages that cover naturopathic care to make it more affordable for all. However, the biggest savings come from long-term good health. While conventional medicines treat symptoms by suppressing them, only to have them crop up again, natural healing remedies focus on eradicating ailments from the root so they occur less frequently, if at all. Naturopathy also offers preventive medication, customized and holistic care that includes food and lifestyle changes, leading to better health in the long run.

Dundas Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre, Oakville

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