Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care-an art, science and practice of preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the human mind and body.
Naturopathic physicians work with their patients to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.
This is accomplished through:
Prevention of disease is emphasized through public health measures and hygiene as well as the encouragement and guidance of persons to adopt lifestyles which are conducive to optimal health.
Diagnosis and evaluation of the individual’s state of health are accomplished by integrated modern and traditional, clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods.
- Treatment and Care
Therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person’s inherent self -help process, the vis medicatrix naturae, including: dietetics and nutritional substances, botanical medicine, psychotherapy, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, minor surgery, prescription medications, naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth), homeopathy, and acupuncture.
Did you know that naturopathic physicians are covered by most insurance companies in Vermont, either as specialists or primary care physicians? :
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont (if you have BCBS you will need to confirm that it is the Vermont BCBS. We are not in network with any other BCBS plans. Thank you. )
The Vermont Health Plan
Vermont Managed Care