What is Naturopathic Medicine?

A common problem with conventional medicine is doctors continue to write prescriptions for chemically based medicines that only treat the side effects of disease. In many cases these medicines compound underlying diseases; creating more serious issues for patients. A study suggests that, each year approximately 2.2 million US hospital patients experience adverse drug reactions to prescribed medications.

Another problem with conventional medicine is that it only treats the symptoms and not the root cause. Most diseases today are brought on by a combination of environmental and dietary issues like pollution, vitamin deficiency, hormones, and antibiotics in nearly everything we consume.

For example, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that as many as 36% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D may also play a role in preventing diabetes and hypertension. Naturopathic doctors use natural vitamins, among other methods, to prevent, treat and cure the base cause of diseases – not just treat the effects and symptoms of diseases the way many allopathic (traditional) medical practitioners do.

Treating symptoms of disease rather than the root cause of a disease is not always the best approach in caring for patients. Naturopathic clinics approach medicine in a different way by utilizing various modalities and naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medicine. Holistic and traditional approaches are balanced in order to treat disease and restore health.

At naturopathic clinics, physicians test their pathology diagnostic skills in order to identify the underlying cause of diseases. Then, they use natural therapies to promote the body’s innate natural healing process. NMD’s (Naturopathic medical doctors) utilize a variety of modalities including homeopathy, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition counseling, integrative care, and more. These approaches have proven successful in safely treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD provides comprehensive medical care based on the foundation of naturopathic principles. She believes in a multi-dimensional and integrative approach to healthcare and will work closely with other healthcare professionals to assure that her patient’s needs are met.

Dr. Pingel offers a variety of services using naturopathic medicine and treats a wide range of medical conditions. As high levels of vitamin deficiency increase to epidemic levels in the US, it is important to raise awareness and knowledge and treat the problem. Dr. Pingel offers IV therapy at her naturopathic clinic because she believes it is crucial to care for the human body as a whole when healing disease. She also provides counseling and presents clients with better solutions to heal the human body as a whole. To learn more visit http://www.drpingel.com/health.aspx.