ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Naturopathic medicine is a distinctive primary health care profession emphasizing prevention and self-care. Naturopathic medicine uses the combination of conventional medical diagnostic testing with centuries old natural, nontoxic and therapeutic treatments. This approach allows patients to maximize health while minimizing reliance on prescription drugs. Patients are empowered to take on more active roles to a happier and healthier life.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained at four-year accredited post-graduate naturopathic medical schools. Their training consists of a comprehensive study of conventional medical sciences as well as a detailed study of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors serve as primary care, general practitioners who are experts in prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions.
Naturopathic Doctors use a variety of natural and non-invasive therapies, including clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and counseling. Naturopathic treatments are effective in treating a wide variety of conditions without the need for additional intervention. Naturopathic doctors are also able to function within an integrated framework, and naturopathic therapies can be used to complement treatments used by conventionally trained medical doctors.
First, Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective for patients.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
The human body has the ability to restore and maintain health; therefore it is the doctor’s role is to support patients in creating better health with natural and nontoxic therapies.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
Naturopathic doctors seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. Once the origin of the disease is identified, and removed, the patient’s health will be recovered.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Naturopathic doctors view the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions. We treat patients as unique whole person, who needs comprehensive and personalized treatment.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
The naturopathic doctor strives to educate and empower patients with knowledge so they can take charge of their health.
Prevention Is The Best Cure (Praevenire)
Naturopathic doctors emphasize on building and maintaining good health. Naturopathic doctors focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.