Helping you heal and thrive
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. We blend century-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer, with current research on health and human systems.
Naturopathy focuses on identifying the underlying cause of dis-ease, while naturopathic therapies are supported by research drawn from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.
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The foundation of naturopathic medical practice is built upon the following six principles:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
The body has an inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic practitioners identify and remove obstacles to recovery, in order to facilitate this healing ability in clients.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
The practice seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Naturopathy follows three principles to avoid harming the client:
- Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
- Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;
- Acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process, using what is beneficial to alleviating the dis-ease.
Practitioner as Teacher
Practitioners educate the client and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the practitioner-client relationship.
Regard the Whole Person
Naturopathic practitioners regard each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic practitioners encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.
Naturopathy emphasizes disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity and the Earth may thrive.
Wellness is more than just 'not sick'. It is a state of optimum health and balance. Wellness means being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is inherent in everyone, regardless of current states of dis-ease. Knowing that the body is able to return to health and being positive enables the healing process to take place more rapidly and efficiently.