Where to Find a Naturopath?

by in Kitchen Sink, Reader Questions September 11, 2008

Don’t worry, you can always find me right here at my virtual kitchen table, but if you need some real life assistance you can enter your zip code over at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to find some naturopathic doctors in your area. It can be tough because some states have fewer than others.

Trendier states like Washington and California are much more saturated with alternative health care services. The lack of access to licensed naturopathic physicians in part motivated the development of this blog, and I was reminded of the importance of this mission when I received the following question…

Question: I have been searching for a naturopathic physician in my area: Port Orange, Florida. Any suggestions?

Also, my husband is troubled by a rash which is intermittently distributed
throughout his body. He has had this trouble for years and has seen
many many physicians including several dermatologists. It has not helped
and I am wondering if a naturophathic physician would treat underlying
causes rather than a quick remedy.

Answer: Yes, making a visit to a naturopath will most likely be very helpful for that, there are not a whole lot of naturopaths down in that region but you can do a search in the link provided above. Most common skin conditions are insidious and just tend to worsen over time. Nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, and inflammatory foods all play their roles as described in my articles on Eczema, Psoriasis, and Seborrheic Dermatitis– the top causes of itchy annoying skin problems.

My favorite types of conditions to work with are those “mysterious” ones that have not resolved from various types of treatments, and conventional medicine is left scratching their head in awe of it all. The “Healing Power of Nature” or the “Vis Medicatrix Naturae” is the healing power inside of all of us. We can make healthy diet and lifestyle choices to support that process, and we can also “remove obstacles to cure” that are inhibiting our bodies natural desire to heal and repair itself. Obstacles like smoking, stress, refined foods, stress, sugars, inactivity, toxins and food additives are all classic examples…did I mention stress?

Thanks for your question, hope that gets you pointed in the right direction, and you are smart to continue to always look for more solutions when chronic health issues persist.

~Dr. Nicole

  1. I am grateful to my naturopath for helping me to turn my health around.

  2. […] that it chooses to communicate with us?  Why aren’t we listening to the inner wisdom, or in Naturopathic Medicine we call it, “The Vis Medicatrix Naturae” or “The Healing Power of […]

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