Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems. It is a distinct primary health care modality that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science to encourage an individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathic medicine is based on the following six simple principles:
- The Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrix naturae)
- Identify and Treat the Cause (tolle causam)
- First Do No Harm (primum no nocere)
- Treat the Whole Person (in perturbato animo sicut in corpore sanitas esse non potest)
- The Physician as Teacher (docere)
- Prevention (principiis obsta: sero medicina curatur)
Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness and includes modern and traditional scientific and empirical methods. Naturopathic medicine attempts to identify and treat the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science and utilize clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, minor surgery, injection therapy, homeopathy, and prescription medications to address the needs of each individual. Naturopathic medicine has been scientifically validated, especially in the areas of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, immunology and hydrotherapy.
Naturopathic Medicine offers safe and cost-effective solutions for many of our nation’s healthcare problems. Contact us directly and find out how Naturopathic Medicine can help you obtain optimal wellness.