What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a natural health care profession, emphasizing prevention, support, and optimal health through the use of all natural, non-invasive therapies and natural substances that encourage an individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathy recognizes the body’s self healing abilities. The human body has the inherent ability to recover from the constant assaults by the environment, lifestyle, and improper or bad dietary habits. Taking into account an individuals’ physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spirituality and other factors naturopathy encourages healthy choices and the elimination of underlying causes of illness. Clients are encouraged to take charge of their own well being.
Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine never includes minor surgery or prescription drugs. Instead clients are advised to seek out properly trained professionals that provide such services. Naturopathy does not cure disease. Instead naturopathy supports the body while going through traditional medical treatment programs that may over stress the body.
**While several institutions of higher learning confer a degree in naturopathy, the State of Texas does not currently license doctors of naturopathy to practice medicine in the state. Because the state of Texas does not regulate or license the profession of naturopathic medicine, Michele DeLeon, ND cannot diagnose or treat disease. For this reason it is recommended that you consult with your licensed medical provider for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.