Natural medicine has been effectively used for centuries and modern naturopathic medicine is based on sound science. The guiding principles of naturopathic medicine are:
The Healing Power of Nature: The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.
First, Do No Harm: Naturopathic physicians use safe, effective, less invasive, and more natural therapies.
Identify and Treat the Cause: Naturopathic physicians search for underlying causes of illness and use treatments that address the root cause rather than simply suppressing symptoms.
Treat the Whole Person: Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social-economic factors.
Physician as Teacher: Naturopathic physicians educate, empower, and motivate individuals to understand and take responsibility for their health.
Prevention is the Best Cure: The emphasis is on promoting health and preventing disease, rather than only fighting disease.
Establish Health and Wellness: Naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to establish and maintain optimum health and wellness.