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Six Guiding Principles

Guiding Principle # 4

Treat the Whole Person

The Multifactorial Nature of Health and Disease

Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism,a whole involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole person by taking all of these factors into account. The harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual is essential to recovery from and prevention of disease, and requires a personalized and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Guiding Principle # 5