6953 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704 Phone: (520) 339-8233
Where we treat you and your family, and treat you like family.
Tucson Naturopathic Family Medicine
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease prevention and promotes optimal health through natural therapeutics, education and empowerment of the patient. Naturopathic medicine encourages the body's innate self-healing process called the "vis medicatrix naturae" by blending centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies and the deep understanding of the intricate workings within the body. The scope of practice of Naturopathic Medicine is appropriate for all aspects of family care from pediatrics to geriatrics. It also addresses a wide variety of patient concerns from healthy-lifestyle and prevention to acute and chronic diseases.
Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.
The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of
natural, nontoxic therapies.
Physicians seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. Symptoms are viewed as expressions of the body's natural attempt to
heal. The origin of disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.
The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person. Physicians provide flexible treatment
programs to meet individual health care needs.
The physician's major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health. Creating a
healthy cooperative relationship with the patient has a strong therapeutic value.
Naturopathic physicians are preventive medicine experts. Physicians assess patient risk factors and heredity susceptibility and
intervene appropriately to reduce risk and prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a
lifestyle that supports health.