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What is The Naturopathic Way?
Simply put, the naturopathic way is nothing you've ever seen before. Instead of breaking your body up into bits and pieces, you are viewed as a whole. Your body, your mind, your heart, your soul and your real life. This isn't about eating twigs and berries and practicing yoga for hours on end, it's about learning to listen to what your symptoms are telling you - what your body is telling you. Then, making small changes that work with your body and your lifestyle to help bring your body back to balance. The naturopathic way helps you find your way back to your body and back to your health in mind, body and spirit.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathy is a system of health care that combines the best of conventional medicine with the best of alternative therapies. Naturopaths look at the human body in the same general way as medical doctors do - we use the same physiology, the same biochemistry, the same pathology. We view the body differently, however, in that we believe that your body has a strong innate ability to heal itself. Our job then, is to give your body the right tools in terms of nutrition, vitamins and minerals, and botanical substances or homeopathic remedies if necessary. Also we can enhance your body's abilities by removing barriers to health such as toxins, stressors, emotional imbalance or pathogens. In essence, we try to create the necessary conditions for your body to heal itself. Your body has this ability as part of it's amazing design, and Dr. Amy* Neuzil, ND will help to create the perfect environment for your body to do it's work.
What is Dr. Amy*'s Training?
Dr. Amy* received similar training to a conventional doctor, and had to pass similar board exams for her Arizona license. She uses the same terminology and lab tests to measure progress, but she approaches your health very differently. Dr. Amy* looks at your body as a dynamic whole – no one system works without all the other systems. This means that your health plan will be designed uniquely for you and will take your lifestyle, time and committment into account. Dr. Amy* believes there is no one-size-fits-all plan, and she will work to find the options that are best for YOU. This approach is extremely successful for clients with chronic, long-term conditions or acute illnesses. Dr. Amy* will also work in conjunction with your conventional doctors or specialists to make sure you are getting the best care possible and that all of your treatments work well together.
Are Naturopathic Doctors Licensed in Texas?
Legally, the practice of naturopathy is regulated differently from State to State. In some States, naturopaths are licensed as primary care and have the same legal rights as an M.D. would. In Texas, Naturopaths are not licensed. Here in Texas, naturopaths may act as a health consultant but are not able to serve as a physician, or as primary care and cannot write prescriptions. This means Dr. Amy* is not able to diagnose or treat illness but she can act as a health consultant to help you improve your state of health and wellbeing as a whole person. In Texas because of the lack of regulation it is especially important to make sure your ND is fully educated and qualified.
Where Can I Get More Information?
A complete list of qualified Naturopaths, as well as more information, can be found with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicins.
Dr. Amy* Neuzil, N.D. received her doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. She currently holds an active Arizona license, and maintains a busy practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Amy* also lectures frequently and holds women's health seminars and women's health retreats. Doctor Amy* is working with the Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians to help encourage proper licensing and regulation for Naturopathic Doctors in Texas.