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What To Expect When You Visit A Licensed Naturopathic Doctor?

The Holistic Health Care Principles of Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors base the practice of holistic health care on 6 principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis.

1. First Do No Harm: Safe and effective natural therapies are used to promote health and minimize the risk of harmful side-effects.

2. The Healing Power of Nature: Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent.  Naturopathic medical physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

3. Discover and Treat the Cause: Naturopathic medical physicians seek to discover and address the underlying cause of a disease, as opposed to just treating symptoms.  Symptoms are not the root cause of illness.

4. Treat the Whole Person: Holistic medicine considers multiple factors of health and disease, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors.

5. Doctor as Teacher: The naturopathic doctor’s role is one of education and empowerment, encouraging personal responsibility.  Your naturopath is a doctor, teacher, counselor, coach, and partner in the quest for health and wellness.

6. Prevention: Prevention truly is the best cure.  Naturopathic doctors assess risk factors, determine susceptibility to disease, and define appropriate lifestyle modifications to halt or prevent illness.  The emphasis is on building health, not just fighting disease.

Education and Licensure for Naturopathic Doctors

Educated and licensed Naturopathic Doctors must attend a rigorous four-year graduate level medical program at an accredited naturopathic medical school.  Admissions requirements are comparable to those of conventional medical schools, which require a bachelor’s degree and pre-med courses. The ND course of study includes approximately 4,500 hours of academic and clinical training. The program leads to a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree.

During the first two years of study, naturopathic doctors are trained in the same basic science and clinical applications as conventional medical students, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology. In the second two years, ND students take courses in conventional medical fields such as cardiology, neurology, gynecology, pediatrics, and dermatology. Naturopathic doctors are also trained to interpret lab work, as well as pharmaceutical medications.  

Extensive training in holistic health care, nontoxic therapies, disease prevention and optimizing wellness is also required. Naturopathic doctors must intern for two years under the close supervision of licensed doctors in a clinical setting.  This hands-on application of knowledge with actual patients complements and solidifies classroom learning into practical skills of health and healing.

Holistic Health Care Services Offered By Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic medicine involves a number of different holistic health care approaches and modalities.  Natural medicine and treatment programs are designed to support and strengthen the body’s healing abilities.

Supplement Streamlining and Guidance:
Naturopathic doctors can help you negotiate the huge world of vitamins and supplements to make sure you get the best quality, form, and potency of recommended supplements.

All Natural Weight Loss: Naturopathic medial physicians can assist with all natural weight loss programs that provide individualized, structured support to help patients lose weight and maintain weight loss long-term.  Holistic nutrition teaches how to eat real foods in proper balance, lose fat while protecting muscle mass, and identify food allergies or sensitivities that may contribute weight gain.

Allergy Screening & Desensitization:
Electrodermal Screening (EDS) and acupressure help desensitize patients to potential allergens. This holistic therapy is safe, non-invasive, inexpensive and highly effective.

Classical Homeopathic Medicine:
Naturopathic doctors use homeopathic medicine to stimulate a healing response. It is very effective for both acute and chronic conditions.

Body Detoxification and Cleansing: In our modern world the burden of toxic pollution, drugs, pesticides, heavy metals, smoke, hormones, and food preservatives threaten to overwhelm our body’s natural detoxification mechanisms. Naturopathic medicine helps the body clear toxic build up.

Herbal Medicine: Plants have been used medicinally for thousands of years for their healing properties, and are the origins of many pharmaceutical drugs. Naturopathic doctors use plant and herbal medicine to facilitate natural healing.  

Diet and Nutrition:
The idea that food is the best medicine is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Many medical conditions can be treated effectively through proper diet and nutritional supplements with fewer complications and side effects.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water, ice, steam, and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health.  Hydrotherapy is effective for a wide range of conditions and easily in self-care programs.

Lifestyle Counseling and Coaching:
Mental and emotional wellness is integral to physical health.  Naturopathic doctors educate patients on healthy lifestyle practices including exercise, sleep, environmental exposures, and stress management. Naturopathic doctors formulate plans for optimal health and empower patients.

Mind-Body Medicine: Naturopathic doctors recognize the profound interconnection of mind and body, the body’s innate healing capabilities, and the role of self-responsibility in the healing process.  Mind/body medicine utilizes a wide range of modalities, including guided imagery and meditation.

Naturopathic doctors can help patients of all kinds create a holistic health care plan to heal chronic issues, prevent future illness and support a healthy lifestyle naturally. This whole body approach leads to long term wellness and better quality of life.

Lewis Family Natural Health is a husband and wife team of naturopathic physicians in Asheville, North Carolina. Drs. Kristina and Eric Lewis specialize in holistic women’s health, homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, all natural weight loss and healthy lifestyle coaching. For more information visit

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling: Why Bother and What to Expect

What beats you being in love? And what feels worse than being in combat with your lover? No one knows how to push your buttons better than the one person you have trusted with your story – your fears, wishes and hopes. Your closest friend can be your deadliest opponent, sometimes by only withdrawing their affection, validation, or connection.

What makes couples counseling such a frightening prospect that we delay it until the last possible minute? What comes to our minds as we think about relationship counseling?

Many of the calls we get for counseling assistance are the direct result of a recent partner “meltdown”. And there are two kinds of very common calls. The most common is from a desperate partner in pain who wants to save the relationship. This person, most often the female partner, wants outside help to mediate the couple problems. She is ready to make an appointment, but often states “I have to talk to my husband/boyfriend first.” About 75 percents call back.

This first call comes earlier in the relationship, and often a couple coming in at that point finds counseling to be a positive, successful, and sometimes even enjoyable experience. They find that many other couples are having the similar problems, and that solutions are readily available. In lots of cases, they rediscover respect and friendship, and reawaken the romance and intimacy of their early times together.

The second common call is from the other partner, and usually several years later in relationship. “I want to set up a counseling appointment immediately, today if possible. My wife/girlfriend and I just separated after a big fight. She says she is done with the relationship.”

Sometimes, the second call can also result in a positive outcome, but the trail is much more difficult than the first call. Counseling begins after years of conflict or isolation, when one partner already feels hopeless, defeated and ready to leave. Both partners have inflicted and received a great deal of emotional damage. Couples are generally polarized on major issues, and may have aligned children, family members and friends into opposing camps. In this situation it is much more difficult for the couple to rebuild the trust, respect, warmth, friendship and intimacy that they desire.

Sometimes the gender roles are reversed, but the essence of the calls is the same. Here are some reasons couples are not willing to go for couples counseling:

“It would be embarrassing to air my dirty laundry to talk about the things I might have done wrong, and to have my partner attacking me in front of a third party.”

“I don’t want to be seen as the bad guy in the relationship. I can’t speak as eloquently, or forcefully as my partner, and I’ll just get raked over the coals.”

“We’ve had these arguments a hundred times and it never goes anywhere. I should not pay money to go through these painful arguments again!”

“My spouse will never change. Why should I worry? I’ve tried everything.”

“Maybe the problems will just go away.”

“I can survive in a bad relationship. I’ve done it so far.”

With these expectations, why would anyone want to try counseling? I’ll offer a different perspective of what couples counseling might be like, based on my real life experience.

A good counselor can also help you explore the difficulties in your relationship. They can understand each of your positions, without taking sides. Your counselor can help you recognize the unmet needs, and the fears and resentments that sabotage your relationship. They can help you understand and observe the negative, repetitive cycles that cause you both so much pain. And a good counselor can help you change that negative pattern both in the session as it is happening and at home.

A good counselor should be curious and truely interested in both of you as individuals. A counselor will help you answer the questions, such as what attracted you to each other in the first place? And what has kept you together even through your difficulties? How have you managed to overcome conflicts and problems in the past?

Usually, couples counseling is not an easy process. It can be exhausting and frightening to challenge your known, and painful, ways of being with each other. It takes courage to recognize how you each have contributed to problems, and it requires effort and integrity to recommit to a more healthy and loving relationship. And the reward for this courage and commitment will be growth, and a blossoming of the respect, friendship, humor, and love that brought you together initially.

Charles Wallace, licensed marriage and family therapist, is the founder and executive director of Affordable Counseling Connection, LLC, a company in the Boulder/Denver metro areas of Colorado that connects clients with affordable marriage, family, and mental health therapists and counselors. Contact Charles through the Affordable Counseling Connection website.