ND vs. MD

Naturopathic and allopathic medicine are based on the same foundational biomedical principles. Naturopathic physicians are trained in all of the same areas of medicine that allopathic doctors are. In addition to the allopathic approaches to healing, the naturopathic physician will also utilize ancient Chinese medicine and substances that are derived from nature. The difference in the two is the difference in treatment approaches and philosophies. 

Naturopathic Treatment Training:​

  • Nutrition

  • Lifestyle (Sleep, energy, etc.)

  • Exercise

  • Acupuncture

  • Botanicals 

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Homeopathy

  • Physical medicine

  • Pharmacology

  • Minor surgery

Allopathic Treatment Training:​

  • Pharmacology

  • Surgery