The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Primum Non Nocere: First, Do No Harm:
Naturopathic Doctors choose our treatments with careful consideration for your health and the possible outcomes. Most of our treatments are very gentle and work with your body to help you heal. There are times when it may be necessary to consider treatments that may have side effects but we will always discuss all treatment options, alternatives and risks so you can make an educated decision.
Tolle Totum: Treat the Whole Person:
Each patient has a unique story and we look forward to hearing each patient’s story. We want to learn from you to find out all the different things that determine who you are and consider how they may potentially affect your health.
Vis Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature:
Naturopathic Doctors use a variety of natural therapies to treat our patients but the most powerful therapy is supporting the healing power that your own body naturally possesses. All of our therapies are meant to support each patient’s innate healing powers and to return the body to its natural state of health.
Tolle Causum: Treat the Cause:
There are many reasons why we get sick. Naturopathic doctors are interested in looking beyond the symptoms to the true cause of illness. This may be linked to food allergies, inflammation, underlying hormonal issues or emotional traumas. By finding and treating the underlying cause, you will be healthier and happier.
Docere-Doctor as Teacher:
One of the goals of Naturopathic Doctors is to make sure that you understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. We are happy to answer questions about your diagnosis and treatment.
Prevention is a lifelong process that begins with teaching our children about making healthy choices and follows us throughout our life. Naturopathic doctors are trained to assess your risks and to educate you about the simple steps you can take to become healthy and stay healthy.