Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine or "Nature Cure" is a unique system of primary health care, blending ancient healing modalities with the most current conventional medical knowledge. It is an art, a science and a philosophy. Naturopathic Medicine is distinguished mostly by its treatment principles:

Naturopathic Physicians recognize an inherent self-healing process in a person, which is ordered and intelligent. In practice, we support, facilitate and assist this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health, creating both healthy internal and external environments for a person.

Naturopathic Medicine strives to discover then remove the underlying cause of an illness, not just eliminate or suppress symptoms. We restore function rather than replace it.

Naturopathic Physicians follow three precepts to avoid harming an individual.

  1. The use of methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side affects, as well as applying interventions with the least possible force to restore health.
  2. The mere suppression of presenting symptoms is avoided as suppression interferes with the healing process.
  3. Respecting and working with the inherent self-healing process.

Naturopathic Physicians approach each person by being aware that they are a complex being of physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, biological, environmental and probably other influences. We treat people, not diseases.

Doctor in Latin,means teacher. Naturopathic Physicians strives to educate and partner with people regarding their health. There is no split in authority, the person being treated is the consumer and it is ultimately in charge.

Naturopathic Medicine is rooted in the education and promotion of healthy lifestyles. In practice, risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease are assessed followed by appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic Medicine is also committed to the creation of a healthy world in which all species may thrive.

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