what is naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a complete and co-ordinated approach to health care. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies and gentle techniques. Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are specialists in natural medicine and preventive healthcare, integrating scientific knowledge with traditional healing wisdom. We are health-care professionals who use gentle, non-invasive therapies to assist the whole person in maximizing the body's inherent self-healing capacity. Naturopathic medicine is safe and effective for all ages and all illnesses.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

The following tenets govern the practice of Naturopathic Medicine:

Identify and Treat the Causes
to remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm
to use methods and medicines which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat.
to avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms.
to acknowledge, respect and work with the individual's self-healing process.
Doctor as Teacher
to share information and knowledge with our patients and encourage self-responsibility for health.
Treat the whole person
to treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors.
Emphasize prevention
to emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with our patients to prevent illness.
6. Support the healing power of the body
to recognize the inherent self-healing ability of the body.
to remove obstacles and enhance the body’s natural self-healing process
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