About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique primary health care system that facilitates wellness and prevention of illness or disease. It blends ancient traditional medicine with modern scientific research. The philosophy is to treat the underlying cause of illness or disease, starting with nature and the innate healing power of the body. Symptoms and health concerns, large or small, are warning signals of dis-ease within the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. The comprehensive and individualized approach of Naturopathic Medicine helps to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First, Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Provide safe and effective health care, while minimizing harmful side effects and risks.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit.
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
The main goal is to determine and treat the underlying cause of dis-ease rather than simply managing or suppressing the symptoms.
Treat the Whole Person
Each person is unique and requires individualized care. Address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. Also consider genetics, environment, and social factors.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Educate, empower, and support individuals in their journey to optimal health and well-being.
Emphasize Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Encourage healthy daily habits to promote optimal health and prevent illness and disease.
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