Naturopathic Medicine is a model of health care in which treatment is focused on disease prevention and supporting the body's natural abilities to heal. The least invasive and most holistic modalities are the first choice.
The ultimate goal and focus of treatment is to successfully identify and treat the cause of the disease rather than suppressing the body's symptoms, because symptoms are signs of bodily disharmony and not the disease itself.
The Naturopathic approach often requires the physician to educate the patient about their lifestyle choices as well as their physiology.
Licensed Naturopathic physicians are trained to diagnose and treat all chronic and acute health conditions. All Naturopathic providers in Maryland are not trained equally. Some Naturopaths in Maryland have completed 4-year federally accredited medical programs, passed a series of rigorous medical board examinations and hold a medical license in a licenseable state. As of March 1 2016, Maryland will be a licensing state for Naturopathic Physicians.
To read more about Naturopathic Physicians, scope of practice, philosophy and education click here.
Acupuncture is a foundational treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine, that dates back thousands of years. Used to realign the body's energy or Qi (pronounced "chee"), it essentially maintains the dynamic balance of the yin and yang. And while it is not clearly understood how these treatments work, acupuncture undeniably produces healing and therapeutic effects when administered properly.
To read more about Acupuncture, and what to expect, what it is good for, how it works, insurance coverage, its safety, provider education and licensing click here.
At Maryland Natural Health Center, we understand how an injury or pain can impede you from enjoying life and living it to the fullest. Our acupuncturist specializes in treating injuries, chronic headaches, and even infertility using a mixture of Naturopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.