What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

 

"What isn’t Naturopathic Medicine" would be the better question!

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Scope of Practice

 

Naturopathic physicians have a huge scope of practice - fusing the best of science-based, western medicine and traditional, holistic healing practices.

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Primary Care Physicians

 

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are licensed as primary care physicians in many states and provinces, including British Columbia.

 

NDs vs MDs - Training & Education

 

The training and education of NDs is roughly equivalent to that of MDs in length, scope, depth, and intensity, consisting of:

 

Naturopathic Medicine Insurance Coverage

 

Accordingly, accredited naturopathic physicians have been granted many medicolegal privileges, including insurance coverage for naturopathic medical consultations under:

 

Naturopathic Doctors vs. Homeopaths

 

I do not mean to disparage any unlicensed practitioners - many of whom can no doubt offer substantial healing - and indeed prominently utilize homeopathy in my naturopathic medical practice.

 

That notwithstanding, however, licensed, regulated, and accredited NDs are held to the higher medicolegal standards of MDs, and are therefore are distinct from homeopaths and other unlicensed, unregulated practitioners.

 

Naturopathic Doctors vs. Traditional Naturopaths

 

Similarly, accredited naturopathic physicians are distinct from non-accredited so-called “traditional naturopaths” - unlicensed and, in some cases, even untrained practitioners who are often subject to prosecution for practicing without a license for posing as naturopathic doctors.

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Science-Based, Modern Medicine

 

Naturopathic doctors employ the best of scientific, western medicine, including

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Cutting-Edge, Holisitic Healthcare

 

​Naturopathic doctors also employ many interventions which - while still within the western conception of health and healing – are underutilized in conventional medicine, such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Orthomolecular medicine
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Botanical medicine
  • Heliotherapy (light & laser therapies)
  • Massage therapy
  • Naturopathic manual manipulation (naturopathic “chiropractic”)
  • Anti-aging & CRAN therapy
  • Medication withdrawal
  • Addiction therapy
  • Psychotherapeutics

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Embracing Traditional Medical Wisdom

 

As a naturopathic physician, I respect traditional medical wisdom and enthusiastically utilize holistic healing practices, including:

  • Homeopathy (constitutional, combination, drainage, and injectable)
  • Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
  • Neuromodulation Technique (NMT)
  • Neural Organizational Technique (NOT)
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Autonomic response testing (ART)
  • Biofeedback (MORA, VEGA, & SCIO)
  • Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Music therapy
  • Binaural beats
  • Reiki
  • Energy Medicine

 

Individualized Naturopathic & Homeopathic Medicine

 

These therapies - in conjunction with individualized naturopathic and homeopathic medicine - are my particular area of practice focus and interest.

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Safe & Profoundly Effective

 

As attested to by extensive naturopathic and homeopathic medical testimonials, these therapies are not only safe for all ages, conditions, and stages of life, but profoundly and deeply effective for virtually any ailment – acute or chronic; physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

 

My Door Is Always Open

 

But it's up to you to step through.

 

Do so by contacting me at:

 

And I - and naturopathic medicine - will help you heal.

 

Warmly,

Dr. Andy Somody, BEE CBHT CCH ND

 

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Dr. Andy Somody, B.Eng, C.B.H.T., C.C.H., N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor

Certified Bowen Therapist

Certified Classical Homeopath

www.drandysomody.com

778-805-6655

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Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

The standard doctors just kept giving me more antibiotics that did nothing.

But after the homeopathy and Bowen therapy, my fever started to go down, and so did the cellulitis.

Then my skin boils and impetigo slowly began to improve over the next few weeks.

My back also feels better and stronger now than it had before the Bowen and neuroemotional releases.

Clint M., Victoria, BC

Andy responded so compassionately to my nephew's diagnosis of this life threatening and shocking skin disease, and quickly found the remedy that miraculously turned the disease around.

You could actually see the lesions disappearing and within hours he was on the road to full recovery.

Thomas Schell, Nova Scotia / New Brunswick

My son is much better able to open and adapt to the world since your homeopathic remedy.

He is also absorbing his food better, and is gaining weight and even meeting most of his milestones!

John D, Pitt Meadows, BC

When I was first introduced to homeopathy by Dr Andy Somody, I was skeptical about treatment, thinking it may be something superstitious or spiritual. Nonetheless my curiosity prompted me to give it a try.

I was impressed when Dr. Andy was able to first improve and then cure my spitting of blood and aches in my neck and arms areas. These issues had been bothering me for several months (or even years) and had not responded to Western medicine, but were cured under Dr. Andy's treatment.

I've since realized homeopathy involves not just physical healing, but mental and emotional forms of healing as well. Unlike the regular doctor who usually sees one only through a physical model, visits to Dr Andy also helped me be in touch with my inner self, a part which I've left behind for years in this high-paced society. 

I've become more at peace with myself, more calm, more patient and understanding as a human being.

I believe some sicknesses and diseases are emotional and not purely organic in nature. Homeopathy seems to address conditions where regular Western medicine cannot. It is drug-free and it treats the person as a whole being and not just a body part.

This is for those who are looking for a trust-worthy and responsible healthcare provider who sees people as individuals and not one of the masses, who gives customized good service irregardless of one’s financial status, beliefs or creed, a doctor who dedicates his life and stays committed to his calling even at the expense of his time and energy.

I do not give testimonies freely but I give credit when credit is due.

I was glad I took my first step towards homeopathy with Dr Andy Somody. Not only have I benefitted from it, on the lighter side, I’ve also found a new friend here in Vancouver.

Dr. Edison Teo, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

The homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional technique cured my blisters, warts, and pustules, and I haven't had any flare-ups or outbreaks for over a year.

Andy's Bowen therapy helped my knee and hip pain a lot as well.

J.W., Delta (Ladner), BC

My MS had gotten almost uncontrollable before I saw Andy. I was losing control of my body - my muscles, balance, and even my bladder.

And when my body wasn't failing me, I was in excruciating pain from the muscle spasms.

Dr. Somody's homeopathic remedy and biofeedback have helped me regain a huge amount of control over my body.

And the Bowen Technique that he uses helped my muscle spasticity and paralysis.

All my symptoms have decreased by more than 80%.

If everything keeps getting better at this rate, I'll be totally cured in a few weeks!

Gail, Chilliwack, BC

I visited Dr. Andy for depression and after a thorough interview and muscle resistence testing I was prescribed a remedy and given a Bowen treatment.

I was literally a new person the morning after the treatment and felt ready to tackle the world again.

Dr. Andy is sympathetic and intuitive as well as knowledgeable.

His intense desire to help his patients and deep compassion brought about these quality results.

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Andy to my friends and family.

Pam Johnson, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), B.C.

I had mono years ago, and then started getting all these immune problems - wheezing, itching, coughing up phlegm, and having really low energy levels.

And it used to feel like I was allergic to everything!

I got sicker and sicker for years before I found Andy.

His homeopathy and neuroemotional technique gradually made me feel stronger and healthier.

Now I just get infections once or twice a year, and when I do, they're not severe or debilitating at all.

Even my dyslexia and reading problems seem to have gotten better with the Bowen technique and biofeedback.

G.D., Burnaby, BC

I had been living with prostate cancer for months, and the symptoms just got to the point that I had to do something.

The pills that my regular doctor gave me just made me dizzy and tired.

So I went looking for natural alternatives. 

After getting lukewarm results from the acupuncturist and chiropractor, I decided to then see Dr. Somody.

The homeopathic remedy and bowen therapy treatment he gave me made my urination more controlled and regular.

I went from having to get up four times a night to pee to being able to sleep through the night.

My eyes and hearing have also improved, and don't have to live with that annoying chronic cough now either.

R.L., Chilliwack, BC

I have had chronic neck pain for over twenty years which improved significantly as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

Similarly, my daughter has had lower back pain for many years, which had dramatic improvement as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

She had low back soreness often, especially at night or when she was resting.

That disappeared very quickly as a result of the first Bowen therapy session.

This shift seemed to stick, too - she hasn't needed any more treatment in almost a year, and now barely even mentions her back.

Her stomach pain - it seemed that she had a low-level of parasites that were really good at hiding from her immune system.

Something about the treatment - the mind-body connection, perhaps, or the homeopathics, Bowen [therapy] sessions, dietary counselling, or something else - all I know is that she doesn't even mention her stomach now, and hasn't since the first session.

It's more difficult to judge the effect of the treatment on her anaphylactic allergies, as we've been trying to avoid her biggest anaphylactic triggers.

However, whatever the reason, she hasn't any anaphylatic attacks in the year since she began Dr. Somody's treatment.

Her dyslexia's also dramatically improved to where it could be considered cured, or at least so small that it barely interferes with her life.

Dr. Somody has been both professional and respectful in his care of both my daughter and myself.

I have great regard for Dr. Somody, and for the health results he has achieved in attending to both myself and my daughter.

Catherine Matthews, West Vancouver, BC

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