Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct healing science and philosophy that blends traditional natural therapies with current advances in the study of human health.

Naturopathic Medicine treats the underlying nature or cause of disease; it is the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of the patient; the removal of any impediment to the healing process; the prevention and treatment of physical and mental diseases, disorders and conditions; and the promotion of good health using not only natural methods but methods that support and enhance a patient’s overall health.

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Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

The Naturopathic Physician will practice the art, science and spirit of the profession to the best of his/her ability and judgment following these principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

  1. Primum Non Nocere (First Do No Harm)
    The Naturopathic Physician shall endeavor to first, do no harm; to provide the most effective health care available with the least risk to his/her patients at all times.
  2. Vis Medicatrix Naturae (The Healing Power of Nature)
    The Naturopathic Physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being.
  3. Tolle Causum (Treat the Cause)
    The Naturopathic Physician shall strive to identify and remove the causes of illness, rather than to eliminate or suppress symptoms.
  4. Docere (Doctor as Teacher)
    The Naturopathic Physician shall educate his/her patients, inspire rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health.
  5. Treat the Whole Person
    The Naturopathic Physician shall treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.
  6. Health Promotion, the Best Prevention
    The Naturopathic Physician shall emphasize the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases for the individual, each community and our world

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