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The Benefits of Natural Health Care Treatments

More people are learning that natural health care treatments are a viable alternative to traditional medicine. If you are seeking a natural, non-invasive remedy to a chronic health problem (such as skin problems, irregular menstrual cycles, weight management issues, anxiety or depression), natural health care treatments (like naturopathic medicine) are worth investigating.

The Benefits of Natural Health Care Treatments 

Dr. Tara Andresen, N.D. explains naturopathic medicine to be a combination of “modern scientific knowledge and standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies to address the root cause of acute and chronic illness.” [Source:] She goes on to say that “by supporting the body’s own ability to heal, naturopathic medicine uses an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention”.

naturopathic clinic utilizes a range of various natural techniques that help a person to heal, without the use of man-made chemicals or pharmaceuticals. Natural health care treatments provided by a Naturopathic Doctor include Homeopathic Medicine (which is based on the theory that “like cures like”), Botanical Medicine (deriving medicinal extracts from plants), Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, and even Lifestyle Counseling. 

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How Do Natural Health Care Treatments Work?

Homeopathic Medicine stimulates the body’s own ability to heal and cure itself. “Historically, people have used homeopathy to maintain health and treat a wide range of long-term illnesses, such as allergies, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. They have also used it to treat minor injuries, such as cuts and scrapes and muscle strains or sprains.” [Source: WedMD]

Botanical Medicine (otherwise called Herbal Medicine) refers to “using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes”. [Source: University of Maryland Medical Center] Popular botanical remedies include Echinacea (used to off-set the common cold), St. John’s Wort (to elevate moods and combat depression), Dandelion (to aid in digestive process), Gingkbo Biloba (to improve memory retention), and Valerian (used for a restful sleep). 

“Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with needles to stimulate certain points on the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.” [Source: Wikipedia] While this might sound painful, it’s actually not. The manner in which the (very tiny) needles are placed on various parts of your body is incredibly gentle and non-invasive. Most often, it feels like someone’s finger nail touching the surface of your skin. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of health concerns, including hormonal imbalances, weight loss, back alignment problems, fatigue, and digestive issues.

As you can see, there are a plethora of effective natural health care treatments available to you.


Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Consult with an expert before starting any health care program.

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  1. I loved that you mentioned homeopathic medicine will stimulate your body to heal itself. My brother has been struggling with a couple of illnesses, and we are looking for advice to find treatment for him. I will let him know about the benefits of homeopathic medicine to help my brother.

  2. Thanks for explaining that naturopathic medicine uses an integrated approach to healthcare treatment by supporting the body’s own ability to heal. I recently heard about herbal healthcare remedies and was curious about how they work. I learned a lot about naturopathic medicine, so thanks for sharing!

  3. I never knew just how wide of a range that acupuncture can treat, including hormonal imbalances and weight loss! My sister complained to me recently that she has gained a lot of weight and she doesn’t think that her diet is doing enough. I will be sure to tell her that she should try acupuncture to help her lose weight along with her diet!

  4. I’ve been feeling extremely stressed, so I’ve been looking for some natural health care treatments to help me. I love how you mentioned that acupuncture is not painful, even though needles are used. Because it can also help correct the imbalances in my qi, I’ll definitely try it out. What tips do you have for finding a great natural health guru in my area?

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Taylor, happy to hear these tips helped you. I’d recommend using Yelp, so you can see reviews from other clients. Also, ask people you know and trust for referrals – that’s always a great way to find good service providers.

  5. My wife and I have decided to seek out some natural health care. We want to try and improve our health holistically. I like the idea that, like you said, homeopathic remedies stimulate your body to heal itself, rather than relying on drugs and medications. This is something I definitely want to do some more research on.

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