Naturopathic Principles

The healing power of nature

Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic Physicians work to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate the inherent self-healing process.

identify and treat the cause

Your naturopathic physician will seek to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms

first do no harm

Naturopathic physicians 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

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.

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.

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