Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary health care. It's the art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing both acute and chronic disease. Naturopathic medicinal interventions and techniques encompass the use of all modern traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The application of our Philosophy and use of Therapeutic Tools is what sets us apart from our conventional colleagues.
Conventional medicine focuses on stopping things, using items like "anti"-biotics, "anti"-fungals, "anti"-inflammatories, anti-this, anti-that. These certainly have their place in medicine and garner merit for their contributions to medicine. By token, Naturopaths work with the body and is very "pro-body," not "anti-body." ND's utilize methods to allow the body to function on its own, such example is the use of "pro"-biotics.