Eli Camp, ND, DHANP trained in naturopathic medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She lectures across the country at numerous health conferences, public school districts and to the community in general regarding the topics of health and the practice of homeopathy. She serves as a preceptor for students from various fields of healthcare and as a mentor, consultant and coach to other Naturopathic Doctors to help them establish and become successful in private practice. Her memberships include the Oklahoma Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OKANP), the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) and the Naturopathic Medicine Institute (NMI). In addition to membership, Dr. Camp served as Vice-President and President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Treasurer of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association and currently serves on the Board of the HANP and the NMI. She resides in Oklahoma with her 2 grandchildren, husband and 4-legged friend, Asia.
Dr. Judith Thompson
Judith Thompson, ND, trained in nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, pharmacology and bio-energetics at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her work combines naturopathic philosophy with modern science. Her years of delivering babies and caring for children nurtured her passion to see children grow up vitally strong. She has published articles nationally and internationally for medical journals and nutraceutical companies. She is the Vice President of the Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association and is a member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is a faculty member of Everglades University. She lives in Miami, FL, practices yoga and enjoys spending time in nature with her family, friends and dog.
Naturopathic Doctors practice a form of healing that addresses the whole person- body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is a form of medicine that focuses on engaging the body’s natural ability to heal itself while using natural remedies and therapies to heal from illness and prevent disease.
Naturopathic Medicine – The Philosophy
Naturopathic doctors work with patients using specific philosophies:
The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic Medicine recognizes there’s an inherent ability of the body to heal itself that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors work by identifying and treating the obstacles that keep a person from healing and recovery so that healing is the natural outcome.
Identify and Treat the Cause
Naturopathic Doctors work to find the root cause of an illness or disease to eliminate imbalances in the body and restore the body to health.
First, Do No Harm
Naturopathic doctors aim to do no harm by following these guidelines:
Use the least invasive and most gentle remedies or therapies to diagnose and treat to minimize any harmful side effects.
They do not suppress symptoms. Instead, they encourage the body’s natural healing processes to unfold.
They acknowledge and respect an individual’s process for self-healing.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic doctors teach their patients about healthy living and encourage them to make health promoting decisions in their lifestyle choices. They recognize that educating their patients and keeping positive relationships with them creates a strong doctor-patient relationship of trust where deep healing happens.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic doctors understand we live in a complex world where an individual’s health is not just about physical health but also includes mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, genetic and social components.
Naturopathic doctors focus on prevention of disease by reviewing individual risk factors and suggesting changes that meet patients’ needs.
Naturopathic Medicine – The Tools
All of the tools of the Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine are used to restore the body to health and never to suppress the symptoms of illness. Symptoms of illness are simply a sign that balance within the body has been disrupted and something is wrong. They are understood by the vitalistic doctor to be the outward signs of the body attempting to restore itself to health. By aiding a person in the restoration of balance, and therefore health, the body no longer expresses symptoms of illness. In other words, a Vitalistic Naturopathic Doctor seeks to discover the root cause of illness in a person and, by treating them individually, can help restore their health.
One or more of the following tools are used by Vitalistic Naturopathic Doctors: