Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQs answer your curiosities about seeing a naturopathic practitioner. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to call us … we welcome your inquiries!

Please Note:

These resources are provided as an informational resource only, and are not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be client education, does not create any client-consultant relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. These therapies are often referred to as “alternative” or “complementary” in reference to the conventional healthcare model. Naturopaths look at a client as a whole person and take the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions into account when recommending supportive therapies. Naturopathic medicine is based on six fundamental principles:

  • First Do No Harm: Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
  • The Healing Power of Nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
  • Doctor as Teacher: Educate clients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
  • Treat the Whole Person: View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
  • Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

Why might someone choose to see a traditional naturopath?

Clients at Tree of Life choose to see our practitioners and consultants for a variety of reasons, some of which include:

  • Desire natural health and wellness
  • Prevention and  Wellness
  • Supportive therapy during surgery or other treatments

What is the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a specific system of medicine that uses diluted potencies of natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. Naturopaths are trained in the use of homeopathy as a potential natural therapeutic treatment option.

Does your office offer care for children?

Yes, Tree of Life offers services and therapies for people of all ages, including infants and children.

Are your services covered by insurance?

Because most of the services we offer are considered non-medical care, they are not covered by insurance. Massage is occasionally covered when it’s related to an accident and recommended by a licensed health professional. Some plans allow you to use pre-tax dollars for over-the-counter products, but this varies. We require upfront payment. You are responsible for applying to receive benefits.

What payments are accepted?

We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards. We require full payment for all services and products at the time of your visit.

How does naturopathy differ from medical care?

Medical care traditionally diagnoses and treats disease with drugs. Naturopaths do not diagnose or treat disease. We support your body and your own ability to heal by assisting you with good diet, exercise, food-based supplements and detoxification.

I have a limited budget. How can you help me?

Yes, we can work with you to keep costs to a minimum if you have a limited budget.