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Naturopathic medicine: The original healing art

Naturopathic medicine has been called the original healing art. This form of care focuses on applying the natural laws of health, and using it to heal the body.

Nautropathic doctor Rick Lee, provides the service here in Cayman. He says naturopathic medicine stays away from prescription medicine and invasive treatment. Instead it focuses on using natural resources to heal the body the main cause of the illness. He notes that it takes time for the treatment to work. “Nature heals slowly” says the Dr. Lee.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.

Dr. Lee cautions that this form of care isn’t for everyone. “You have to be dedicated, you have to be disciplined”, he says. It’s about making a holistic change in your life, and allowing your body the time it needs to heal.

 

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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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