Naturopathic medicine is useful rather than controversial

Michelle Zavslayskaya

We all have probably heard that naturopathy is a pseudoscience at one point in our life – maybe it is worth understanding that naturopathic medicine can be, literally, life-changing.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, naturopathy is a practice based on a scientific medical understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis.

Naturopathy uses natural means for treatment: therapeutic nutrition, homeopathy, treatment with herbs and other natural substances, manipulations on bones and joints, chiropractic, acupuncture, natural delivery, etc.

According to the American Medical Association, Americans spent billions of dollars annually for alternative treatment methods, for example, to pay for the services of specialists in traditional Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Native American medicine.

Over the past ten years, the number of patients in these clinics has increased by 60%. The most popular methods of alternative medicine are now acupuncture and chiropractic.

In most cases, alternative treatment is not paid for by health insurance companies (in the UK and France, insurance companies pay for these types of medical care).

According to Dr. Juli Mazi, Americans are willing to pay more for insurance to access naturopathic specialists’ services.

The growing popularity of alternative medicine among the population has created a favorable ground for its teaching in educational institutions in the United States.

Future doctors study acupuncture, treatment methods with medicinal herbs, the principles of meditation and relaxation, manual therapy and homeopathy, and so on.

The use of alternative medicine methods in different countries depends on many factors-historical, ethnic, cultural, economic, and so on.

Alternative medicine has many benefits.

One global advantage of naturopathy – the disease is not considered a lesion of one organ, but from the point of view of a systematic approach, such as “Wu-Xing” in acupuncture.

The most important part of alternative medicine is the recognition of the crucial role in the implementation of the vital processes of the body quantum wave of the mechanisms through which, on the one hand, is implemented by a direct connection of the body with the environment, and on the other side is the instantaneous transmission of information between cells and tissues.

Personally, I contracted Lyme disease at a young age along with other health conditions, and a naturopathic doctor diagnosed me successfully.

My family spent hours upon hours visiting doctors, trying to seek out what was wrong with my health.

My parents did not know what to do after months of trying to figure out what the root cause was of everything.

My parents did not particularly believe in integrative medicine until their friend suggested that we visit a naturopathic doctor.

Fortunately, the naturopathic doctor discovered my health condition, and we began treating it immediately.

I believe that it is important to view naturopathic medicine as useful rather than controversial.

There is a reason why naturopathic medicine has been practiced for over 125 years.

The mind-body link must be honored and utilized.

Besides, naturopathy may be useful to modern medicine, and many believe these techniques allow the body to enable self-healing mechanisms.