Traditional healing methods combined with modern conventional medical research — Dr. Rainer Fischer of the European Integrative Medicine Center offers a way to bring patients the best of both worlds in his Scottsdale, AZ office. Naturopathy is based on traditional healing concepts that blend holistic, proactive medicine, and a focus on prevention with comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathy facilitates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself to restore and maintain optimal health. Naturopaths, like other primary care doctors, treat all medical conditions and patients of all ages. They treat allergies, chronic problems such as diabetes or heart disease, and help patients with weight loss and life changes such as menopause. Although a naturopathic doctor may use prescription medications, naturopathy emphasizes the use of natural healing agents such as herbs and homeopathy, and traditional techniques, including acupuncture and massage. A naturopath might diagnose a disease from a blood test performed in a modern laboratory and then prescribe an herbal tincture, aromatherapy, or skin brushing as treatment.