6 CORE PRINCIPLES

Naturopathic medicine celebrates the healing power of nature.

Naturopathic medicine is dedicated to the study and celebration of nature’s healing powers. It is as old as healing itself and as new as today’s medical breakthroughs. It is a dynamic philosophy, as well as, a profession that recognizes the interconnection and interdependence of all living things. It utilizes the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies to treat illness and to promote wellness by viewing the body as an integrated whole.

Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. Above all, it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal.

Naturopathic Principles

Naturopathic physicians practice the six fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine:

 

Vis medicatrix naturae

Trust in the Healing Power of Nature: The body has an inherent ability to restore health through nature’s healing properties.
 

Tolle causam 

Identify and Treat the Cause: Naturopathic physicians seek to discover and address the underlying cause of a disease.

Primum non-nocere 

First Do No Harm: A Naturopathic Physician's first consideration is to heal without causing any further harm.

Docere  

Doctor as teacher: We educate and therefore empower patients to take responsibility for their own health. 

Tolle totum 

Treat the Whole Person: A holistic approach is utilized by considering multiple factors of health and disease, and then formulating a treatment plan specific to the individual’s needs. 

Prevenire 

Prevention is Cure: Prevention is a key aspect of Naturopathic Medicine.