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

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.

My fingers and toes were always cold and white from the Raynaud's disease, and I would even faint sometimes from low blood pressure.

I additionally had spasms in my muscles and in my arteries and veins also that seemed to make it hard to take a breathe and made me feel like I had a heavy weight on my chest.

Andy's Bowen therapy helped lift this weight.

And the homeopathy and neuroemotional treatment made my spasms decrease over a matter of weeks.

My blood pressure seems more normal too - well, at least I don't get the fainting spells or dizziness like I used to.

My circulation has definitely improved - my hands and feet are pink and feel warm even when I'm not exercising. 

Marie B, Montreal, Quebec

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

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

My meniere’s disease, including the vertigo and nausea, went away after I was treated by Dr. Andy’s remedy, and the recurrences have become increasingly less frequent and intense. I've been doing so well that I haven't needed treatment for months!

F.L., Richmond, BC

I'd had ingrown toenails and fingernails for my whole life, but they were getting worse, and it was getting to be a major problem.

They'd get infected, and I'd need to keep getting antibiotics to clear them up.

It was painful and was kind of disgusting and pissed me off.

Your homeopathic therapy and the bowen releases made my nails seem less fragile and breakable.

Over the next couple of weeks, I noticed that the infections hadn't happened so much and weren't so bad.

I appreciated that I didn't have to stop running or playing tennis.

When you asked me about my jaw after the 2nd or 3rd treatment, I realized that I hadn't been grinding or having any jaw pain for weeks.

D.S., Port Coquitlam, BC

I can sleep so much better with the homeopathic remedy!

Andy's neuroemotional therapy helped my headaches and blood pressure to decrease in intensity.

And the neck pain is gradually getting better with his Bowen technique.

Jenny W, Mission (Hatzic), BC

I've always had an addictive personality, which can be great when I put it towards something productive, like work.

Last year, before your homeopathic prescription and the neuro-emotional treatment, I was a full-blown alcoholic, and smoked four packs a day.

I'd lose myself in destructive things like gambling and food.

Now I only drink or smoke socially and irregularly ... once or twice a month maximum.

And I'm in control the whole time.

The doctor tells me my liver is doing much better too.

I'm also not coughing or hacking up stuff like I had.

C.P., Parksville, BC

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

The homeopathic remedy treated all my sexual symptoms very well.

And I'm not constantly running to the bathroom.

Also, my MD told me my prostate is smaller now.

G.G., Coquitlam (Coquitlam Town Centre), BC

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