It uses methods such as acupuncture, supplements and herbs, botanical remedies, and reiki. Discussing your nutrition is also a key factor in the healing process. By using these methods, it stimulates the body’s own healing capabilities to treat diseases and common ailments.
Both are doctors, both provide primary care and both are similarly trained. The main differences between the two are how patients are treated. Naturopathic doctors treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, emotional, and the lifestyle aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of methods. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use prescription drug therapies or surgery.