Naturopathic medicine is an approach to primary care that emphasizes prevention of disease and treatment of conditions through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors believe that nature is the most effective healer of the human body, based on current medical research and century old knowledge. Diagnosis is focused on identifying the underlying causes of disease and natural therapies are supported by research from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.
Therapeutic modalities used in naturopathic medicine integrate conventional, scientific and empirical methodology with the ancient laws of nature. The basis of naturopathic medical practice is guided by the six principles of naturopathic medicine.
At Oaktree Wellness Center, we believe in using natural medicine to help treat our patients and guide them towards health. Dr. Thomas Drost and his staff recognize that there is a time and a place for each type of medicine and sometimes a stronger course of action is appropriate. However, in mainstream medicine, the beginning steps, such as looking first to diet and lifestyle are often overlooked or brushed over and replaced with a pharmaceutical to alleviate the complaint of the patient. Tom Drost, MD, ND is trained as naturopathic doctor to take the extra time to work with patients and try to discover and treat the cause of conditions, rather than medicating them. Only then, does he believe, true health can be achieved. At Oaktree Wellness Center, we follow the therapeutic order in treating disease, starting first with diet and lifestyle and as a last resort, recommending more extreme measures such as pharmaceuticals or surgery. Call today to see how Oaktree Wellness Center can help you at 630-871-8100.