What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

 

"What isn’t Naturopathic Medicine" would be the better question!

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Scope of Practice

 

Naturopathic physicians have a huge scope of practice - fusing the best of science-based, western medicine and traditional, holistic healing practices.

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Primary Care Physicians

 

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are licensed as primary care physicians in many states and provinces, including British Columbia.

 

NDs vs MDs - Training & Education

 

The training and education of NDs is roughly equivalent to that of MDs in length, scope, depth, and intensity, consisting of:

 

Naturopathic Medicine Insurance Coverage

 

Accordingly, accredited naturopathic physicians have been granted many medicolegal privileges, including insurance coverage for naturopathic medical consultations under:

 

Naturopathic Doctors vs. Homeopaths

 

I do not mean to disparage any unlicensed practitioners - many of whom can no doubt offer substantial healing - and indeed prominently utilize homeopathy in my naturopathic medical practice.

 

That notwithstanding, however, licensed, regulated, and accredited NDs are held to the higher medicolegal standards of MDs, and are therefore are distinct from homeopaths and other unlicensed, unregulated practitioners.

 

Naturopathic Doctors vs. Traditional Naturopaths

 

Similarly, accredited naturopathic physicians are distinct from non-accredited so-called “traditional naturopaths” - unlicensed and, in some cases, even untrained practitioners who are often subject to prosecution for practicing without a license for posing as naturopathic doctors.

 

Naturopathic Doctors - Science-Based, Modern Medicine

 

Naturopathic doctors employ the best of scientific, western medicine, including

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Cutting-Edge, Holisitic Healthcare

 

​Naturopathic doctors also employ many interventions which - while still within the western conception of health and healing – are underutilized in conventional medicine, such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Orthomolecular medicine
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Botanical medicine
  • Heliotherapy (light & laser therapies)
  • Massage therapy
  • Naturopathic manual manipulation (naturopathic “chiropractic”)
  • Anti-aging & CRAN therapy
  • Medication withdrawal
  • Addiction therapy
  • Psychotherapeutics

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Embracing Traditional Medical Wisdom

 

As a naturopathic physician, I respect traditional medical wisdom and enthusiastically utilize holistic healing practices, including:

  • Homeopathy (constitutional, combination, drainage, and injectable)
  • Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
  • Neuromodulation Technique (NMT)
  • Neural Organizational Technique (NOT)
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Autonomic response testing (ART)
  • Biofeedback (MORA, VEGA, & SCIO)
  • Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Music therapy
  • Binaural beats
  • Reiki
  • Energy Medicine

 

Individualized Naturopathic & Homeopathic Medicine

 

These therapies - in conjunction with individualized naturopathic and homeopathic medicine - are my particular area of practice focus and interest.

 

Naturopathic Medicine - Safe & Profoundly Effective

 

As attested to by extensive naturopathic and homeopathic medical testimonials, these therapies are not only safe for all ages, conditions, and stages of life, but profoundly and deeply effective for virtually any ailment – acute or chronic; physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

 

My Door Is Always Open

 

But it's up to you to step through.

 

Do so by contacting me at:

 

And I - and naturopathic medicine - will help you heal.

 

Warmly,

Dr. Andy Somody, BEE CBHT CCH ND

 

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Dr. Andy Somody, B.Eng, C.B.H.T., C.C.H., N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor

Certified Bowen Therapist

Certified Classical Homeopath

www.drandysomody.com

778-805-6655

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Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

For about three years, I was suffering from unpleasant symptoms with my digestion which eventually triggered my social anxiety that was going to the extent of periodic panic attacks occurring in crowds, before going out of home or with no apparent or trivially discoverable reason.

At first, the remedy Andy gave me made some gradual, slow changes, but we weren't quite there, yet. Later on, Andy found some interesting homeopathic solutions that improved my quality of life big time. 

Like with any sensible approach, I didn't become absolutely okay overnight (and I still have some issues) but it looks like my social anxiety came down to a much more tolerable level and I forgot when was the last time I experienced a panic attack like I did before. Suffice to say, I am not obsessed with my condition anymore — and that's a huge step forward.

Also, the probiotics and various herbal medicines Andy gave me to improve my digestion were working quite well, albeit at times those solutions were rather temporary.

I don't normally take any of these things regularly now and yet my stomach is doing much better than before.

Thank you, Andy!

Yurii, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

The candida didn't go away right away after your homeopathic drops - but, by the next day, it seemed like it wasn't bothering me so much.

The emotional releases seemed to help me not have such smelly, gross armpit sweat, especially during or after sleep.

The perpetual weakness I'd had since mono now only affects me rarely, and isn't as debilitating as before.

And I've lost 31 lbs since the treatment began about 6 months ago.

I guess I've changed my diet, but it happened so gradually and naturally since your treatment that I didn't even realize anything had changed until my friends told me I was eating differently.

Deb L., Los Angeles (Huntington Beach), California

I have had chronic neck pain for over twenty years which improved significantly as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

Similarly, my daughter has had lower back pain for many years, which had dramatic improvement as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

She had low back soreness often, especially at night or when she was resting.

That disappeared very quickly as a result of the first Bowen therapy session.

This shift seemed to stick, too - she hasn't needed any more treatment in almost a year, and now barely even mentions her back.

Her stomach pain - it seemed that she had a low-level of parasites that were really good at hiding from her immune system.

Something about the treatment - the mind-body connection, perhaps, or the homeopathics, Bowen [therapy] sessions, dietary counselling, or something else - all I know is that she doesn't even mention her stomach now, and hasn't since the first session.

It's more difficult to judge the effect of the treatment on her anaphylactic allergies, as we've been trying to avoid her biggest anaphylactic triggers.

However, whatever the reason, she hasn't any anaphylatic attacks in the year since she began Dr. Somody's treatment.

Her dyslexia's also dramatically improved to where it could be considered cured, or at least so small that it barely interferes with her life.

Dr. Somody has been both professional and respectful in his care of both my daughter and myself.

I have great regard for Dr. Somody, and for the health results he has achieved in attending to both myself and my daughter.

Catherine Matthews, West Vancouver, BC

Physically, I wasn’t sick in the sense of major disease or sickness. But if I was to keep going the way I was. I would have been for sure soon!

Being troubled with stomach issues for sometime, and having emotion issues I wasn’t even aware of.  

Before I met Dr. Andy Somody, my journey first started at a walk in clinic, where I was put through some blood and stool test after a quick intake. 

My test came back and I was told I have a parasite. I was put on antibiotics and it completely wiped me out. It wasn’t a pleasant experiences at all! 

After all that, I still had painfully stomach issues. I guess it wasn’t the parasite. That upset me a lot to think I poisoned my body for no reason with drugs. I was then told that I had IBS.

After doing some research about IBS I thought it was time to get a second opinion. Why do western doctors just treat the “what” and not want to figure out the “why” so it wont happen again? The reason I went to the walk in clinic in the first place was because my family doctor was a drug pusher who really didn’t listen to me and made me stupid for not wanting to put drugs into my system. 

I chose then to see Dr. Andy Somody.

I called him up made an appointment for the next Saturday. 

I was very pleased that I didn’t need to take anymore time off work and that he was available on Saturday.

My first appointment reassured me that this was the right choice for me.

Andy listened to everything I said.

He asked me question, that I never I been asked before.

He provoked thoughts in me that I never even new existed in me.

My cure was a simple but profound one.

I was stressed out from work and I was going down the wrong path in life. The balance in my life was way off.

I am pleased to say that the pieces of my life are coming together and I’ve never been happier!

(which I never thought could happen, because I thought I was already happy.)

The pieces were always there in front of me - I just didn’t know what to do with them.

I owe Andy for helping me figuring it out, by opening my mind and spirit.

By listening and showing me love and compassion.

Andy has a true calling for naturopathic medicine.

Which has inspired me do what I love.

I am free of all pains and have learnt the ability to listen to my body for what needs it has at the time.

Thank you, Dr. Andy!

Jennie Robinson, Richmond, BC

I had a constrictive sensation in throat – like someone was pushing on it with a nail – and stabbing pain where the jaw meets the ear.

The left side of my head went numb and I had a really really loud & tinny sound in my ear.

Then I started having bursts of vertigo. Andy's homeopathic and naturopathic treatments, and all the neuro-emotional work we did, made my throat pain,  much less, and after a couple of months, they went away totally.

A.P., Richmond, BC

I started working with Andy to get some help with my son, who has had issues with anger, attention, aggressiveness for some time.

With Andy's help, my son has made a huge turn around in all areas of his life.

Seeing the success my son had, my wife and myself started seeing Andy with great success for the both of us.

Andy is very passionate about what he does, along with his compassion and kindness.

I would recommend Andy to anyone.

Brian Dierolf, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

Thank goodness for the bowen therapy!

I was worried I'd lose my leg because it was swollen and numb and sometimes painful to the touch.

All that changed after the bowen therapy.

The homeopathic remedy, and maybe the mental-emotional work, seemed to help too.

Actually, they must've helped, since I had a lot of other things get better too.

Like, I was concerned about my weight before, but I've lost 12 pounds in the past 4 months.

Even though that's not that much, I think I must've more muscle mass now, since people often comment on how much different I look.

Jen L., Burnaby (South Burnaby), BC

I visited Dr. Andy for depression and after a thorough interview and muscle resistence testing I was prescribed a remedy and given a Bowen treatment.

I was literally a new person the morning after the treatment and felt ready to tackle the world again.

Dr. Andy is sympathetic and intuitive as well as knowledgeable.

His intense desire to help his patients and deep compassion brought about these quality results.

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Andy to my friends and family.

Pam Johnson, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), B.C.

The pain in my abdomen, hips, pelvis, back and intestines were there before pregnancy, but they all became 100 times worse during.

The pain was with me constantly, and just got worse as the pregnancy wore on.

Your bowen therapy was a lifesaver.

The pain was at a 9 or 10 out of 10 before the first session, but went down to a 5 or less afterwards.

With every bowen treatment, and your homeopathic remedies and emotional technique as well, the pain decreased more.

I can't say that the birth was completely pain-free, but it was way better than my first, and I'm certain I would've needed heavy-duty drugs if not for the bowen therapy.

C.P., Vancouver (Marpole), BC & Little Rock, Arkansas

My daughter had about 6 ear infections in under a year, and was constantly uncomfortable and crying.

Your homeopathic remedy flipped some kind of switch inside her - she was happier almost instantly!

She only had one more infection over the next six months, and hasn't had another in the past year.

Your treatment also really gentle - we'll definitely be coming back to you for our youngest soon!

Brooke T, Delta (Tsawwassen), BC

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