What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathy understands that health is not just being disease-free, but being vibrant; every cell in the body is bouncing with life and vitality.
A naturopathic practitioner uses the patient-centered approach with emphasis on rapport, empathy and authenticity. Education of the patient is vital to promote healthy living, self-care, preventative medicine and the unique factors affecting vitality.
Each individual is different, unique and his or her life story is important for establishing the root cause of any dis-ease.
6 Principles of Naturopathic medicine
Vis medicatrix natrae, The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body's innate ability to heal
Tolle Causum, Find and Treat the cause
Look beyond the symptoms to the root cause
Primum Non Nocere, First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, non invasive and least toxic therapies
Docere, Doctor as Teacher
Educate the patient by teaching the principles of good health
Tolle Totum, Treat the Whole Person
Treat each person by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and spiritual factors
Focus is on disease prevention, wellness and overall long-term health
Naturopathic medicine utilizes many modalities in order to help you heal. These are unique and individual to each person.
It may include use of botanicals, nutrition, mindset medicine, homeopathy, Energy medicine, EFT tapping, facial reflexology, light therapy, movement and preventative medicine.