Naturopathy or also called naturopathic medicine is a complementary medical practice that has evolved from a combination of natural, traditional practices and health care approaches. Some of these approaches include dietary and lifestyle changes, stress reduction, herbs and dietary supplements, exercise and manipulation therapies, and homeopathy.
Naturopathic doctors are licensed board certified physicians who have attended a 4 year naturopathic medical school. The first 2 years parallel conventional medical schools (MD'S and DO's) with a strong emphasis on basic medical sciences. The last 2 years consist of intensive clinical training in various settings (doctors offices, hospitals, clinics and more) focusing on holistic and complementary treatments such as homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutrition, counseling, naturopathic manipulative therapy, ayurvedic medicine, traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and naturopathic analysis/case management. NDs are required to complete basic science board (NPLEX1) after the 2nd year and clinical science boards (NPLEX2) at the completion of training in order to become a licensed naturopathic physician.
Jennifer Ball, ND
Jennifer Ball is a licensed Naturopathic Physician offering health care for the whole family. Jennifer sees each patient as a unique individual with their own symptoms and personality rather than a collection of disease labels. She is dedicated to bringing each patient to a new level of optimal health and self awareness. By providing inspiration, education, and natural therapies, she strives to help each patient achieve their personal health and wellness goals.
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