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Should I take my child to a naturopath?

Dr. Christopher Maloney, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

If your child has any sort of chronic condition, then they may benefit from early lifestyle and nutritional intervention from an N.D.

In more acute or life-threatening situations, accessing the conventional medical system is a better choice. Unless your N.D. is on pager or accessible 24 hours a day, the conventional medical system provides that sort of urgent care relief that can save sleep, pain and lives.

You may consider taking your child to a naturopath. The practices of naturopathy are less invasive than conventional medicine. Your child may benefit from the dietary and exercise programs. A naturopathic physician considers a patient's emotional and mental as well as physical health, which may also benefit your child. However, you should still see your family physician for any serious health issues.

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