The philosophy behind the science...
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Based on a tradition of vitalism, naturopathic medicine evokes the healing power of nature. We all have an inherent capacity to heal ourselves. Naturopathic doctors help patients tap into this power in order to improve their health.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Hippocrates believed that treatments should not make the patient worse. Naturopathic Medicine uses natural substances and relatively non-invasive techniques to minimize side effects of treatments.
Treat the Root Cause (Tolle Causum)
Naturopathic Doctors conduct a thorough intake including a physical exam. This comprehensive assessment is necessary to determine the underlying causes of illness and to affect a more permanent recovery.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Patients receive individualized and multifaceted treatment. Everyone is unique and treatment plans should customize accordingly.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Health promotion is a joint effort. Naturopathic doctors educate their patients about health and encourage an active role in achieving goals.
Prevent Illness (Prevenio Et Evito Aegresco)
The best medicine is prevention. Adoption of healthful habits now will deter disease and maximize your health goals.