As stated previously, Naturopathic medicine is defined by its principles. Methods and modalities are selected and applied based on these principles in relationship to the individual needs of each patient.
Naturopathic practice includes training in the following therapeutic modalities:
- Botanical Medicine
- Counseling Skills*
- Detoxification and Depuration
- Functional Medicine Testing & Blood/Lab work*
- Laboratory and Clinical Diagnosis*
- Lifestyle Management
- Mind-Body Therapies
- Minor Surgery*
- Naturopathic Manipulative Therapy*
- Nutritional Medicine
- Stress Reduction
(*Due to licensure restrictions, these modalities are available in Connecticut only. They are not currently available for naturopathic doctors in New York state. See the following page on State Licensure for more information.)
Diagnostic and therapeutic methods are selected from various sources and systems, and will continue to evolve with the progress of knowledge and experience in the healing arts and sciences.