Naturopathic medicine is faced with an identity crisis that threatens its existence and compromises its ability to function optimally toward bringing better health to the world. Currently, colleges and clinics of naturopathic medicine are more aligned with the allopathic model in hopes of gaining credibility and accreditation. This book dispels the fears and errors of thinking that make our profession want to emulate conventional medicine instead of remaining true to our roots. This book is designed to inspire naturopathic doctors, students and all others interested in holistic medicine, to remain in harmony with the healing model of our roots, and discusses the importance of embracing the principles of our philosophy, while illustrating how to go about it.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The Six Philosophies of Naturopathic Medicine; The Rational Brain and the Intuitive Mind; Naturopathy's Gift of the Mind-Body Connection; Allopathic and Naturopathic: Finding the Balance; Diagnosis and Prognosis; Malpractice: Dispelling the Fear for the Naturopaths; The Different Practitioners and Modalities; The Screening Process, the Clinic and NPLEX; The Education; Whole Person Case Studies; Love in Medicine; Trusting the Healing Process; Conclusion.