Natural Family Health in Hamden, CT is a practice of naturopathic doctors.
Naturopathic doctors treat you based on the knowledge / philosophy that your body has the innate potential to heal and repair itself. Naturopathic medicine favors a wholistic (not ‘holistic’ which removes the root of the word ‘whole’) approach, using the least invasive, most effective treatment options. Trusting in your body’s natural ability to heal, you are given the tools your body needs.
Naturopathic medicines and methods minimize the risk of harm and apply the least possible amount of intervention to diagnose illness and restore your health.
The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains, and restores your health.
Individual health is affected by many factors: physical, mental, genetic, epigenetic, emotional, environmental, spiritual, and social. All of these factors are taken into account and all of you is treated.
Symptoms are the body’s way of letting you know something is out of balance. Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur. The goal is to treat the causes of your disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress its symptoms.
A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate you and emphasize self-responsibility for your health. That is why initial visits are 1 to 2 hours long and we at Natural Family Health invite you to workshops and talks about naturopathic medicine, exercise, nutrition, and other natural living choices. Return office visits are typically 30 to 60 minutes long to include time for conversation and education.
The prevention of disease and the attainment of your optimal health in patients are the primary objectives of naturopathic medicine. In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living. Naturopathic doctors assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions, in partnership with their patients, to prevent illness.