Naturopathic Medicine is based on the fundamental belief that your body has an innate ability to heal itself. The goal of the naturopathic physician is to promote health maintenance for each individual through disease prevention. In accordance with the principles of naturopathic medicine, the aim is get to the root cause of disease rather than suppress the symptoms that can appear as warning signs that something is out of balance, which can lead to more serious health consequences in the future. Naturopathic doctors utilize a variety of treatment modalities to provide individualized plans for optimal health. These treatment modalities include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, mind/body medicine and physical medicine.
Combining the art and science of healing and medicine, the naturopathic doctor takes a holistic approach to restore and promote wellness on the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual level for each individual while encouraging a proactive stance through education and empowerment.
Naturopathic Medicine Treatment Principles
- The healing power of nature
- First do no harm
- Identify and treat the cause
- Doctor as teacher
- Treat the whole person
- Prevent illness