Thanks for your question. While each state in the US has different laws and regulations on what aspects of their training a Naturopathic Doctor is permitted to do, I suggest checking out my webpage on what modalities (tools and therapies) we’re trained in as well as our medical philosophy. You’ll see that we don’t go to “heavy and potentially dangerous prescriptions” you’re concerned about as a first approach like conventional medicine does, but rather as a last resort.
***Please note, if the practitioner has an ND or NMD title after their name, they are trained as I describe in my site. If they do “naturopathy” or are labeled as a naturopath, but don’t have the doctor/ND/NMD title, they may be a practitioner of herbs, homeopathics, etc., but do not have the extensive natural medicine training or medical school background that a naturopathic doctor has.
Dr. Joan Waters
Yes, Naturopathic Medicine can treat migraines and psoriasis, and we have many patients in our practice with these conditions.
For migraines and psoriasis, disorders that are very treatable given a good diagnostic workup and are fairly common occurrences seeing someone with experience in both the workup and treatment aspect is well worth your time.
We see these disorder regularly in our clinic and see major changes, without prescriptions, however you should be aware that we use rx's as needed, when appropriate.