Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center
Dr. Dennis Godby is a practitioner of Naturopathic medicine and bases his practice on the main traditional ideas of the medicine. Naturopathic medicine abides by six main principles that are based on medical tradition and scientific evidence.
The first of the principles is to do no harm. This includes using non-invasive therapies that may include herbs, homeopathy, and dietary supplements. It also involves not suppressing symptoms so the body can self heal and customizing each treatment to fit the patient.
The second principle is to identify and treat the causes of a disease. Naturopathic doctors understand that symptoms will return if the root of the problem is not extinguished.
Thirdly, naturopathic doctors endeavor to let nature heal their patients. Supplementing a health condition with extra nutrition and a healthy diet can allow the body to easily heal a disease.
Treating the whole person is the fourth principle of naturopathic medicine. Each person is unique physical, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually with different social and life circumstances, and they should be treated in regards to their special dispositions.
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of natural and non-invasive therapies, including clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and counseling. Naturopathic treatments are effective in treating a wide variety of conditions without the need for additional intervention. Naturopathic doctors are also able to function within an integrated framework, and naturopathic therapies can be used to complement treatments used by conventionally trained medical doctors. The result is a patient-centered approach that strives to provide the most appropriate treatment for an individual’s needs.
Educating patients is another principle that naturopathic medicine abides in. Patients should be the biggest participants in their own healing, and they should be informed as to their treatment options, how eat healthy and exercise, and care for their being on all levels.
Lastly, naturopathic doctors seek to prevent illness by evaluating risk and hereditary factors, and using preventative measures to care for patient’s health.
There are similarities and differences between the naturopathic approach to health and a conventional medical doctor’s approach to health. Conventional medical doctors tend to focus on the disease itself, instead of the cause, and they usually write prescriptions to ward off symptoms instead of getting to the root cause of a disease. Naturopathic doctors take a holistic approach to looking at disease and can provide a number of therapies that get to the root of the issue.
Dr. Dennis Godby always has his patient’s best interest in mind and is a naturopathic doctor that uses preventative and holistic approaches to health and disease.
You can rest assure that Dr. Dennis Godby will prescribe for your health based on his motto: “What is best for the patient?”