Naturopathic Medicine treats health conditions by utilizing the body’s inherent ability to heal. There is a concentration on whole-patient wellness through the integration of mind, body, and spirit. The medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.
Naturopathic physicians are trained as general practitioners and treat a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses. The foundation of naturopathic diagnosis is a comprehensive patient history, physical examination, review of medications, and evaluation of appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients and encourage self-responsibility for health
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions
Focus on overall health, wellness, and the prevention of disease