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DR. LAUREN MACINTOSH
About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique primary healthcare system that blends evidence-based research with a traditional, natural approach. The philosophy is to treat the underlying cause of disease in order for the body to heal itself. Symptoms of disease are often messages from the body that something is out of balance and not functioning optimally. Naturopathic Medicine treats the whole person, rather than using a symptom based approach.
First, Do No Harm
Naturopathic Doctors choose safe and effective remedies and therapies in order to improve your health and decrease harmful side effects.
The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic Doctors work to restore the natural healing ability of the body and prevent further disease from occurring.
Identify and Treat the Cause
Naturopathic Doctors goals are to find the underlying cause of a disease or illness, rather than just managing or suppressing symptoms.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic Doctors take into account not only the physical symptoms, but also mental, emotional, environmental, social and genetic factors.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic Doctors aim to help patients understand their health and illness, allowing patients to take an active part in their healthcare.