Naturopathic doctors are general medical practitioners, who are trained in family practice with a specialty in natural medicine. In practice, the licensed naturopathic physician has the ability to perform physiological examinations, laboratory testing, nutritional and dietary assessment, blood based allergy testing, and other clinical and physical diagnostic testing. Naturopathic medicine involves a natural approach to healing and restorative health. Naturopathic physicians recognize the integrity of the whole person. They support, enhance, and stimulate the inherent balance and healing force of the individual.