Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods have always been a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals of nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries (The Royal Family of England uses a homeopathic physician.). Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response; they seldom have side effects.
Many plant substances are powerful medicines, with advantages over conventional drugs. They are effective and safe when used properly, in the right dose and in the proper combinations with other herbs or treatments. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe and Asia is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations. Naturopathic doctors are trained in both the art and the science of botanical medicine.
Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture:
Naturopathic physicians are trained in the fundamentals of oriental medicine and diagnosis, including acupuncture, acupressure, and oriental botanical medicine.
Prolotherapy is a procedure for stimulating regeneration of ligaments, tendons and fibrocartilage. It is useful in treatment of degenerative joint disease as well as acute and chronic injuries to ligaments and tendons.
Constitutional Hydrotherapy is an effective treatment for balancing the immune system and detoxifying the body. This treatment involves the application of hot and cold towels to the torso and back in a specific order. This contrast, in combination with sine wave electrotherapy, make Constitutional Hydrotherapy healing and relaxing treatment.
Some information from: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians