What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a unique combination of classical and natural treatment methodologies that focuses on integrative and holistic healing. Most conventional medicine focuses only on “making symptoms go away”—but naturopathic medicine finds and addresses the root cause of health concerns, resolving symptoms from the inside out.
One of the core beliefs behind naturopathic medicine is using the body’s own innate healing mechanisms to restore health. Naturopaths focus on working with individuals in every area of their lives to bring about wellness and freedom from disease.
How we support naturopathic medicine
The Michigan Association of Naturopathic Doctors (MAND) is focused on legislative and marketing support for naturopathic doctors. It is an association that furthers naturopathic medicine and provides a community for doctors to discuss integrative health.
If you are a naturopathic doctor, please consider supporting MAND by becoming a member or making a donation. This helps us protect naturopathic medicine in Michigan and bring it to as many people as possible.
Identifies the root causes of disease
Uses the healing power of nature
Addresses the whole person, not just symptoms
Prevents illness and disease before it happens
Sees the doctor as a teacher & guide
Gives patients a voice in their health journey
Naturopathic doctors are trained as integrative doctors, emphasizing the use of natural therapies in the treatment and prevention of acute and chronic illnesses. Naturopathic practice is based upon the assumption that the human body is inherently capable of healing itself. In states with licensing (currently excludes MI), NDs can perform physical examinations, take thorough health histories, make nutritional and dietary assessments, and order diagnostic labs and imaging such as x-rays or ultrasounds.
Referrals are made to specialists or other healthcare providers for additional testing or treatment when necessary. Licensed NDs are currently working alongside medical doctors (M.D.) and osteopathic doctors (D.O.) in progressive states to provide integrative solutions.