Naturopathic Medicine focuses on addressing the underlying cause of health concerns. Naturopathic Doctors treat a person as a whole. This means all symptoms — physical, mental, and emotional — are taken into account.

The ordinary doctor was interested mostly in the study of disease. The nature curist is interested more in study of health. His real interest begins where that of the ordinary doctor ends.
– Gandhi

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is an approach to health care that uncovers and addresses the root cause of health concerns.

Unlike in conventional medicine, naturopathic doctors spend much more time with their patients and look for connections between their symptoms. For example, if a patient saw a conventional doctor for her anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and menstrual cycle issues, she would likely receive a few prescriptions such as anti-depressants and birth control pills to suppress her symptoms. If the same patient saw a naturopathic doctor, the doctor would look for the deeper causes of her symptoms such as hormone imbalances, gut flora imbalances, and food intolerances. Next, she would receive treatments which include lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and professional grade supplements.

The goal of naturopathic medicine is to help you understand why you feel the way you do, and provide you with the tools to restore your health. Naturopathic doctors partner with their patients to guide them to achieve optimal health.

How is a Naturopathic Similar to a Conventional Doctor?

  • Licensed health care providers in Kansas
  • Licensed to diagnose and treat disease
  • Graduates of 4 year accredited medical school
  • Regulated by a Board of Examiners
  • Required to invest in yearly continuing education
  • Licensed to perform physical exams
  • Able to order laboratory testing and imaging

Watch Dr. Stephanie Nichols, ND discuss Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?