Along with the standard blood chemistry panels there are specialized tests available.
These can provide additional health information.
The most important aspect of treatment involves identifying the root cause, and addressing the whole person (rather that just the disease or its symptoms).
Unfortunately, often if a patient has multiple symptoms, their family doctor may refer them to various specialists (e.g. neurologist, gastroenterologist, rheumatologist, or psychiatrist, etc), depending on which particular system of the body the symptoms occur.
While specialists serve a vital role in health care, it is important to treat the whole person rather than isolating body systems.
Naturopathic doctors recognize the level of complexity and the need for referral should there be an emergency situation, or necessity for further evaluation by a specialist.
However in many cases, especially chronic conditions, a holistic approach is essential for healing.
We will discuss a safe & effective natural treatment plan, unique to your care. This includes modalities such as clinical nutrition with whole foods diet, supplemental nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and other lifestyle therapies, along with removing obstacles to cure, to allow your body to heal itself.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor