Naturopathic Medicine at Wildwood Medicine
The past 30 years have seen an increase in consumer demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic Medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand.
Naturopathy is distinct from conventional medicine in the philosophy upon which it is based. Most of today’s pharmaceuticals are designed to control symptoms: diuretics for hypertension, statins for high cholesterol. These medications are valuable, can save lives, and serve a very important purpose in modern healthcare. However, they stop short of providing true health because ultimately they do not address the underlying problem. While hypertension may be controlled with medication the cause of the high blood pressure has not been addressed and still exists. When symptoms are covered up with medication the condition is simply masked and over time this will cause symptoms in other areas of the body to develop. Symptoms are the body’s warning sign that something is out of balance. If you treat the symptom and not the cause you are ignoring your body’s call for help. If you stop the drug and your symptom returns you have not addressed the cause.
It is the purpose of Naturopathic Medicine to take your health further than symptom management. However, we do understand that symptoms are often uncomfortable and sometimes even life threatening and therefore we will palliate in order to ensure that our patients are safe and comfortable on their journey to greater health. Dr. Rose may use any of the following modalities to treat any number of health complaints: clinical nutrition, Chinese and western botanicals, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.