Natural Medicine at MetroMD
Natural Medicine or naturopathic medicine is becoming increasingly more popular in America and for good reason! Natural medicine can be defined as “Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural”, “non-invasive”, and as promoting “self-healing”. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than evidence-based medicine.”
This approach of healing the body from within includes personalized and lifestyle based consulting that is fairly uncommon in traditional western medicine. Currently, western medicine is heavily focused on an approach to disease that is more reactive whereas in natural medicine the focus is on prevention. This includes a variety of daily habitual practices or treatments that can be viewed as an alternative to the prescriptions.
To learn more about natural medicine listen to our very own Doctor Gonzalez breakdown his reasons for studying and practicing naturopathic medicine.