Naturopathic FAQ

Naturopathic medicine is not a quick fix; most people do not develop diseases overnight. Naturopathic medicine works best as prevention.
Naturopathic medicine utilize clinical and scientific evidence-based therapies. Naturopathic medicine is a blend of traditional and modern systems of medicine, the best of both worlds, causing the least harm.

Why see a licensed/registered Naturopath?

A thorough intake focuses on the individual for a complete mind, body, spirit healing support. The treatment recommendation plans work as a whole using the best of traditional and modern medicine. You are involved in determining the best treatment recommendation strategy for your optimal results.

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor's education:

A licensed Naturopathic Doctor’s education is from a federally accredited program. It includes the general and clinical science courses in addition to training in the use of herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, counseling, and physical medicine, among others. Licensed ND’s are required to pass the national board examination by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners to hold an active license after 4 years completion from one of five US accredited Universities.

What conditions do Naturopathic Medicine help with?

Most conditions that affect children, adults and elderly people can benefit from Naturopathic medicine support.
Dysregulation of women’s health, men’s health, endocrine health, cardiovascular health, immune health and many more!

Acute conditions

• Minor cuts, burns, aches and wounds
• Bruising
• Cold/flu
• Mild allergic reactions
• Allergies

Physical/ Sports Medicine Conditions

• Pain from minor sprains/strains
• Neuromuscular dysregulation
• Taping for functional movement and support

Chronic conditions

• Hypothyroidism
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Erectile dysfunction
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Arthritis
• Menstrual dysregulation

What types of treatment recommendations are involved?

Botanical Medicine (Herbs)
     - Gemmotherapy, Flower Essence
Homeopathy Cell salts Clinical Nutrition (individually tailored)
     - Constitutional hydrotherapy with blood analysis
     - Colon hydrotherapy
     - Peat baths
Naturopathic therapeutic massage
Naturopathic manipulation
     - Craniosacral/Visceral Manipulation
     - Somatic Emotion Releases
Naturopathic counseling
Basic, functional and diagnostic lab testing (as indicated or appropriate)

What are the principles of Naturopathic Medicine?

Healing Power of Nature * Vis Medica Naturae
Identify and Treat the Cause * Tolle Causom
First Do No Harm *Primum Non Nocere
Doctor as Teacher *Docere
Treat the Whole Person * Tolle Totum
Prevention * Preventir

Insurance and Payments:

In the state of Minnesota, registered/ licensed ND’s are considered out of network practitioners. All payments for services are due at the time of service. Some insurance may cover services provided, but you will need to confirm with your insurance provider. Flex spending and Health Savings Accounts may be used to pay for services and products. Superbills and service receipts can be provided for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.