The practice of naturopathic medicine promotes wellness and the prevention and treatment of illness using holistic therapies that stimulate the body’s inherent healing ability.
The practice of naturopathic medicine includes traditional methods, as well as more modern practices supported by scientific research.
The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine are:
The Healing Power of Nature: The body has an inherent healing power, and uses therapies to support this power.
Identify and Treat the Causes: Find the root cause and remove the obstacle(s) to heal.
First Do No Harm: Prescribe treatment that avoids harming the patient.
Doctor as Teacher: The doctor-patient relationship has the power to be therapeutic, and the patient becomes stronger through knowledge.
Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic medicine is holistic and addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health.
Prevention: Naturopathic medicine promotes prevention as the best way to address illness. One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!