About Journey to Wellness and Dr. Cynthia Bye, Licensed Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Bye's Bio and Approach
Naturopathic Medicine Philosophy
First Do No Harm
- Use The Healing Power Of Nature
- Treat The Whole Person
- Identify And Treat The Cause
- Doctor As Teacher
- Prevention Is The Best Cure
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a system of medical care that focuses on restoring the body to its optimal state of health by supporting and strengthening the bodies natural healing abilities. Our bodies were designed to heal themselves. If our body is having difficulty healing we need to find out where it is weak, and more importantly, why that weakness persists. Finding the cause is the most important thing to consider when approaching any health problem. For this reason the concept of "Treat The Cause" is one of the tenets of Naturopathic medicine.
Naturopathic physicians are licensed by 13 states as primary care physicians. To be licensed, they must go to a four-year medical school similar to allopathic medical school and receive a doctorate of naturopathic medicine N.D. They take basic science boards after year two and clinical boards at the completion of the four year program. ND’s get the same basic science training as an MD; however, they diverge from the traditional medical education in two main areas.
- Because getting to the cause of illness is central in Naturopathic philosophy, ND’s get approximately 125 additional hours in physiology than the average MD training.
- Where as they do get training in pharmaceuticals, and can prescribe certain drugs in the licensed states, their main medical management is based on natural substances. Those substances and therapies that were used before pharmaceuticals came along. This includes botanical medicine, nutrition, supplements, exercise, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, physical manipulation, Chinese medicine, and counseling, to name a few.
Specialties: Herbal Medicine
, Herbs, Vitamins, Supplements
, Massage & Bodywork
, NaturopathyClient Focus: Children's Health
, Men's Health
, Senior Health
, Women's HealthHealth Conditions: Cancer
, Crohn's disease
, Gastroesophageal reflux disease
, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
, Irritable bowel syndrome
, PMS [Premenstrual Syndrome]
, Ulcerative colitis
, Viral hepatitis
, Weight Loss