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Meet Dr. Michael Lang, Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Michael Lang, ND practicing medicine in Bozeman, MT

Dr. Lang, Naturopathic Physician, has been practicing naturopathic medicine for over 15 years, homeopathy for more than 20 years, and using bio identical hormones in his practice for over 10 years.  He has recently  initiated his full bio identical hormone longevity programs (Vital Life Programs).

Michael Lang, ND received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, Missoula. He received his medical training and degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 1992. Dr. Lang is licensed to practice medicine by the state of Montana.

Michael Lang, ND is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Bio-Identical Hormone Society.

Dr. Lang is available for speaking engagements with groups regarding health and longevity programs, as well as bio identical hormone programs

Dr. Lang may be reached through his Bozeman office at 406-586-1100 or by email at drlang@thevitallife.net

 

Naturopathic Medicine

"Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods"

Naturopathic Medical Practice Principles

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)

    Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.

  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam):
    The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): 

    Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:

    • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;

    • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and

    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.

  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere)

    Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Treat the Whole Person

    Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.

  • Prevention

    Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

Source: http://www.naturopathic.org