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Naturopathic Medicine

About Naturopathic Medicine

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Naturopathic medicine is a medical system that focuses on natural healing methods. Naturopathic doctors believe that the body can heal itself once obstacles are removed and the body is restored to balance. Obstacles to health include poor nutrition and toxic exposure. Imbalances stem from weaknesses in various systems, such as immune, hormonal, digestive, elimination, and nervous systems.

Initial Visit

Naturopathic doctors also look at the individual holistically. Initial treatment begins with an extensive interview and history of the patient, and includes questions pertaining to mind, body, and spirit.

Naturopathic Treatment

The doctor then provides treatment recommendations, which may include some laboratory testing (e.g. blood or urine tests). Treatment will likely include diet and lifestyle recommendations along with specific therapies, such as herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and bodywork. Please refer to Practitioners for more specific information on therapies.


You can expect to progress toward good health during you treatment. Keep in mind that Naturopathic doctors do not believe in merely suppressing your symptoms. Symptoms are the body trying to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is about getting to the root of the problem and assist your body to restore itself to health. You also have some control over the speed of recovery with consistent application of the the diet and lifestyle recommendations of your doctor.

Please visit Conditions We Treat for a list of conditions that naturopathic medicine may alleviate.

Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors have completed at least 3 years of university study with one year of pre-medical studies. Naturopathic doctors are also licensed and board certified in the state of California. Please visit Practitioners for a list of our Naturopathic Doctors.

Dr. Andrew Weil Endorses Naturopathic Doctors

Video link: Dr. Andrew Weil speaks in support of naturopathic doctors.

More Information

Kindly find below A Consumer’s Guide to Naturopathic Medicine, provided by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. For more information and a brochure, visit:


Watch YouTube video of Dr. Sarah Murphy and other naturopathic doctors describing what naturopathic medicine is/ can do for you... shot at LA Green Festival 2011.


Tel: 310.828.8258

2222 Santa Monica Blvd,

Suite 105

Santa Monica, CA 90404