What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of natural healing.
Naturopathic Medicine combines conventional medical practices with wholistic therapies that support inherent self-healing processes.
Naturopathic Doctors seek to address the whole person:
Mind, Body and Spirit.
Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
Naturopathic Physicians are steeped in the following guiding principles. In a sense, these principles more than any other diagnostic or therapeutic tool are what makes a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine different from other medical doctors.
The Healing Power of Nature.
(Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Knowledge and trust in the body’s innate healing capacity.
Find and Treat the Cause.
Seek out and address the underlying reason for poor health.
Care for body, mind and spirit, together.
First Do No Harm.
(Primum, non nocere)
Use least invasive treatments first, whenever possible.
Doctor as Teacher.
Educate patients to achieve improved health.
Focus on optimal wellness and disease prevention.