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Naturopathic Medicine and Conventional Medicine: how are they similar or different?


Naturopathic Medicine and Conven tional Medicine


• You must be wondering that whether naturopathy is considered as the conventional treatment method or not? Similarly, you always think that whether the medicines offered by them are similar or different? • Well, one thing is sure; they are two different treatment methods. Hence, there can’t be an ‘apple to apple’ comparison. • However, both therapies aim to provide total relief and resolve the medical problem. • The article offers a comparative analysis of both naturopathic and conventional medicine from different angles.


Ailments treated Naturopathic doctors can diagnose and treat chronic or acute health conditions of patients of all age groups. Though they focus on symptoms and intuitions more, they refer the modern medical diagnostics also sometimes. In some cases, they even administer injections and IV fluids.


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Naturopathy believes that the medicines should cause no harm to the body and there should be no side-effects. It also believes in treating the underneath cause of disease rather than treating symptoms. The treatment is individualistic and not generic. It considers the unique physical, emotional, psychological and lifestyle aspects to give a holistic treatment. According to this treatment method, it is not enough to cure the problem, but it is important to make the necessary change in the lifestyle so that the problem doesn’t reoccur. The treatment method boosts the self-healing power of the body. Thus, it is quite different from the conventional medicine where the treatment is generic and symptom-based.


Patient perception •

Naturopathy is based on a different treatment concept than the conventional medicine. It takes a longer time to understand the inherent cause of the disease. Hence, sometimes people make a perception that it is a slow treatment method, but it is not.

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Once the naturopath is clear about the problem and its severity, he or she can offer to-the-point treatment.

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In general, patients find the visit to a naturopath soothing, relaxing and convincing.


Educational qualification • Both naturopath and conventional doctors are required to spend time in the college. They learn different subjects such that physiology, human anatomy, biochemistry, psychology, pharmacology and so on. • They are supposed to pass rigorous standardized board exams, and they should acquire sufficient knowledge to treat patients. • Thus, we can say that the two therapies are similar in few aspects and different in a few. However, both work hard to relieve the patient from troublesome conditions. • By using their knowledge, they restore good health and make the patients happy.


If you are looking for Naturopaths in Adelaide? The Highbury Natural Health Centre offers natural medicine towards your diseases. Call today on 08 8395 2836 to speak to an experienced naturopath and arrange a consultation in the Adelaide hills.

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Naturopathic Medicine and Conventional Medicine: how are they similar or different?  

Here are some of the key similarities and differences between how naturopathic and medical doctors help you achieve better health. You must...

Naturopathic Medicine and Conventional Medicine: how are they similar or different?  

Here are some of the key similarities and differences between how naturopathic and medical doctors help you achieve better health. You must...

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