Treat patients using natural methods instead of traditional medication.
What does a Naturopathic Physician do?
“A pill for everything” is a common reference to the current state of the medical world. With the overuse of medicine lowering its effectiveness in some patients, aspiring medical professionals may choose the career path of a Naturopathic Physician instead of the traditional MD. Rooted in the belief that the body can fight off many diseases on its own, naturopathic medicine promotes relaxation methods, natural remedies, and a healthy lifestyle rather than prescriptions and pills.
As a Naturopathic Physician, you spend the day examining patients and diagnosing their illnesses, just like traditional Doctors do. But your branch of Naturopathic Physician treatment focuses on the body as a complex machine. If one part is running out of sync, it throws off the rest.
To remedy this, you plan out a strategy to improve your patients’ health, which consists of a better diet and exercise plan combined with a low-stress lifestyle. You give the orders. Then it’s up to them to take your sound advice, and follow it to a healthier and happier life.
Naturopathy is not a solution for everything though. Certain diseases or conditions are too strong for the body to battle alone. Positive thinking is a powerful tool, but it can only do so much.
You’re the Doctor who makes that call. Think of yourself as a General, and your patients as your army. To win the war against illness, they look to you for firm guidance toward the best course of action.