Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) believe that the natural state of the body is to be healthy. The body and mind are always moving toward health and wellness via an innate power to heal and rebalance. As ND's we use safe and effective approaches to powerfully enhance and stimulate this inner capacity to heal.
NDs recognize and understand that symptoms will return unless the root cause of the illness or imbalance is addressed. Rather than suppress or cover up the symptoms (as is common with pharmaceuticals), NDs recognize that the root cause must be addressed. Identifying these deeper levels of causality and addressing them on that level brings the most profound and lasting healing.
NDs follow these 3 precepts to ensure that the people we work with are not harmed:
NDs believe that doctors must be educators as well as physicians. We teach people how they can attain more vibrant health through adopting a more natural lifestyle, eating a healthy diet, exercising and regularly regenerating themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. We encourage self-responsibility and work closely with people to support each person holistically.
NDs recognize and honor the special individuality of each person and respond accordingly. As Naturopathic Doctors we recognize your unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual and spiritual aspects, how they are interrelated, and how they affect your health and well-being. We look at the “whole” picture of you as a human being and not just in terms of separate parts or singular illnesses.
NDs evaluate one’s risk factors, heredity, tendencies and vulnerability to disease. By embracing a health enhancing lifestyle and diet and using natural medicine when needed, a greater wellness is possible and you are less likely to develop future illness.
For more information about naturopathic medicine go to the American Association of Naturopathic Physician’s website at naturopathic.org
* The State of Texas does not currently license Naturopathic Doctors. Naturopathic Doctors are NOT Medical Doctors (MD/DO); therefore, in the state of Texas, Dr. Marianne Calvanese, ND cannot legally prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, administer injections, diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Dr. Marianne Calvanese, ND therefore advise you to maintain the care of licensed medical professionals such as Primary Care Physicians and Specialists. For more information on Naturopathic Medicine in the State of Texas visit TXAND.