Naturopathic doctors are knowledgeable and can provide both individual and family health care for children and adults. Among the most common ailments supported include allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery or emergency medicine. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine focuses on the use of natural healing agents.