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 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

My blood sugar was crazy - going up and down, and really all over the map.

My eyes and kidneys were really getting destroyed by the diabetes, and I already had had problems with both of them before!

Andy's homeopathy, naturopathic and neuroemotional techniques helped my blood sugar stabilize when nothing else was helping.

I notice the swelling and urination problems are much less now. I even got new glasses because my vision's so much better!

Anna L, Pitt Meadows, BC

My stools are more brown and normal, and my hair is less greasy now since the homeopathy and biofeedback.

The itching has gotten a lot less with the Bowen therapy we've done.

The cold sores went away and haven't come back since our first treatment months ago.

G.D., Pitt Meadows, BC

The homeopathic remedy helped make his seizures much gentler and more infrequent.

The muscle tension and weakness have also got quite a bit better with Andy's Bowen therapy treatments.

Jacob, Squamish (Garibaldi Highlands), BC

My moods aren't nearly so volatile now and I don't get the sudden spinning attacks of vertigo since Dr. Andy's homeopathic treatment.

The biofeedback has helped cure my hormonal problems, which has allowed me to conceive finally after years of trying!

The pain in my temples and big toe also went away after the Bowen therapy sessions.

G.M., Abbotsford, BC

I had given up on the conventional medical doctors, and was going crazy trying to find something to cure this debilitating bladder pain.

I was pretty resistant to Dr. Andy's homeopathic treatment and all neuroemotional techniques - it's pretty strange.

But I do feel much better now, so I know that it did something good.

And not just with my cystitis ... my sleep and energy have improved too.

Diane W, Surrey (North Surrey / Bolivar Heights), BC

I had this bump on my nose that I got burnt off multiple times with dry ice.

But it kept coming back, and eventually became worse and worse, until it was diagnosed as skin cancer.

Then I saw Andy, and his homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional technique helped kill the cancer and let my skin heal.

I don't get the bump any more, and you can barely tell that I ever had anything there!

B.K., Surrey (Cloverdale / South Surrey), BC

The TIAs and stroke had left me weak, debilitated, paralyzed and unable to take care of myself.

I had given up hope when I was referred to Dr. Andy, and honestly didn't believe his weird-looking homeopathic treatment would be of any use at all.

My wife had to convince me to give the homeopathy, neuroemotional technique and Bowen therapy a try.

I didn't notice anything at all at first, but my wife, children, and friends all told me I was speaking, moving and looking better.

I don' t know, maybe the changes happened too slowly to notice.

However, the difference is obvious even to me now.

My face, speech and movements are more symmetrical, and I am more independent and capable than I have been for a long time, even since before the stroke.

Tom E., Vancouver (West End / Downtown), BC

I started working with Andy to get some help with my son, who has had issues with anger, attention, aggressiveness for some time.

With Andy's help, my son has made a huge turn around in all areas of his life.

Seeing the success my son had, my wife and myself started seeing Andy with great success for the both of us.

Andy is very passionate about what he does, along with his compassion and kindness.

I would recommend Andy to anyone.

Brian Dierolf, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

Physically, I wasn’t sick in the sense of major disease or sickness. But if I was to keep going the way I was. I would have been for sure soon!

Being troubled with stomach issues for sometime, and having emotion issues I wasn’t even aware of.  

Before I met Dr. Andy Somody, my journey first started at a walk in clinic, where I was put through some blood and stool test after a quick intake. 

My test came back and I was told I have a parasite. I was put on antibiotics and it completely wiped me out. It wasn’t a pleasant experiences at all! 

After all that, I still had painfully stomach issues. I guess it wasn’t the parasite. That upset me a lot to think I poisoned my body for no reason with drugs. I was then told that I had IBS.

After doing some research about IBS I thought it was time to get a second opinion. Why do western doctors just treat the “what” and not want to figure out the “why” so it wont happen again? The reason I went to the walk in clinic in the first place was because my family doctor was a drug pusher who really didn’t listen to me and made me stupid for not wanting to put drugs into my system. 

I chose then to see Dr. Andy Somody.

I called him up made an appointment for the next Saturday. 

I was very pleased that I didn’t need to take anymore time off work and that he was available on Saturday.

My first appointment reassured me that this was the right choice for me.

Andy listened to everything I said.

He asked me question, that I never I been asked before.

He provoked thoughts in me that I never even new existed in me.

My cure was a simple but profound one.

I was stressed out from work and I was going down the wrong path in life. The balance in my life was way off.

I am pleased to say that the pieces of my life are coming together and I’ve never been happier!

(which I never thought could happen, because I thought I was already happy.)

The pieces were always there in front of me - I just didn’t know what to do with them.

I owe Andy for helping me figuring it out, by opening my mind and spirit.

By listening and showing me love and compassion.

Andy has a true calling for naturopathic medicine.

Which has inspired me do what I love.

I am free of all pains and have learnt the ability to listen to my body for what needs it has at the time.

Thank you, Dr. Andy!

Jennie Robinson, Richmond, BC

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