A natural approach to health and wellness, naturopathic medicine combines the ancient wisdom of alternative healing with modern medicine to form an ever-evolving system. Dr. Michelle Walter works to discover the cause of her patients’ ailments and helps to restore their body’s ability to heal itself. Located in North Bend, Washington, at NOBU Integrative Medicine, Dr. Walter takes a whole-person approach to wellness. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine takes a holistic approach to healing the body. With a goal of restoring and regulating the body’s natural homeostasis, Dr. Walter combines traditional medical practices with the ancient arts of:
- Biotherapeutic drainage
- Herbal medicine
- Nature cure
Naturopathic medicine doctors use a variety of treatment styles and modalities. It includes traditional clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, as well as:
- Nutritional medicine
- Botanical medicine
- Intravenous and injection therapy
In cases when it’s necessary, these doctors may also recommend:
- Prescription medication
- Educational counseling
What kinds of conditions does naturopathic medicine treat?
Dr. Walter treats a range of conditions and ailments through naturopathic medicine. She can treat common conditions, such as allergies and asthma, but also addresses things like thyroid issues and hormonal imbalances. Dr. Walter also has experience treating:
- Neurotransmitter imbalances
- Environmental toxins and heavy metals
- Chronic infections and parasites
- Emotions and spiritual aspects of illness
- Genetic susceptibilities
Regardless of the condition, Dr. Walter helps the body heal by removing toxins and rebuilding the digestion and immune systems. Through diet, she helps you learn how to alkalize your body to obtain the proper pH, an often overlooked foundation of health and wellness.
What’s the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a primary care physician?
Doctors who practice naturopathic medicine are primary care physicians (PCPs) who believe in the body’s inherent self-healing. Like traditional PCPs, naturopathic doctors prevent, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic health conditions. The difference is that doctors like Dr. Walter focus on treating the underlying causes of diseases, not treating or suppressing the symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors take a whole-person approach to medical care, including each patient’s physical health, as well as other factors, including:
- Mental health
- Emotional well-being
- Environmental and social factors
- Spiritual development
If you’re looking for a natural approach to health and wellness, you can find it with Dr. Walter. Contact her office today to for an appointment or schedule your initial consultation online.