“Can naturopaths deliver complementary preventive medicine?” Thus ran the headline in a reccent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. And the answer is encouraging. With insurance companies dedicated to cost-cutting in American healthcare, this is certainlly good news, IF we listen.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal‘s deputy scientific editor, Mathew Stanbrook,
M.D., Ph.D., answered the question in the title of his editorial affirmatively: “The results of Seely and colleagues’ provide proof of principle that some aspects of cardiovascular prevention could feasibly and effectively be delegated to naturopaths.”
Most chronic medical conditions involve a stress-related component. If we can relearn how we respond to stress, there is potential to better manage dis-ease. Read the article for more details on this clinical study involving cardiovascular patients.