Learn more about Naturopaths and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Naturopaths

A naturopath specializes in naturopathy or naturopathic medicine. Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine based on the principle of vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature and the human body. Depending on state regulations, a naturopath may be a naturopathic doctor, medical or osteopathic doctor (MD or DO), another licensed healthcare provider, or an unlicensed layperson.

A naturopath typically: 

  • Evaluates a patient’s health and illness holistically (as a whole)
  • Conducts in-depth patient interviews to learn about a person’s lifestyle, diet, stress levels, exercise habits, environment, family history, and his or her mental, emotional and spiritual state
  • Performs a physical exam
  • Educates patients about health and wellness
  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests and imaging exams if licensed to do so by the state
  • Prescribes medications if licensed to do so by the state
  • Supports the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself to health
  • Prevents illness by identifying risk factors for disease and intervening to reduce risk
  • Treats the patient holistically (as a whole) to individualize therapy
  • Diagnoses and treats the cause of disease rather than focusing on the symptoms of a disease

A naturopath may also be known by the following names: naturopathic doctor (ND), traditional naturopath, or naturopathic practitioner. 

There are 267 specialists practicing Naturopathy in Connecticut with an overall average rating of 4.6 stars. There is 1 hospital in Connecticut with affiliated Naturopathy specialists, including Griffin Hospital.

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