Naturopathic Physicians are trained as general practitioners. They combine modern diagnostic medical treatment, herbal medicine, counseling homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and other natural healing therapies. The principles of naturopathic medicine include:

  • The Healing power of nature
  • Identify and treat the cause
  • First, do no harm
  • Doctors as teacher
  • Treat the whole person: mind, body and sprit
  • Preventative medicine
  • Wellness

Naturopathic medicine treats health conditions by utilizing the body’s inherent ability to heal. Naturopathic physicians aid the healing process by incorporating a variety of alternative methods based on the patient’s individual needs. Diet, lifestyle, work, and personal history are all considered when determining a treatment regimen.

The spirit of naturopathic medicine is reflected in the definition of health advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO)-“a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of infirmity. “In fact, WHO, in a report on traditional medicine, has recommended the integration of naturopathic medicine into conventional health care systems.”

Naturopathic medicine is not a single modality of healing, but an array of healing practices, including diet and clinical nutrition; homeopathy; acupuncture; herbal medicine; hydrotherapy; therapeutic exercise; spinal and soft-tissue manipulation; physical therapies involving electric currents, ultrasound, and light therapy; therapeutic counseling; and pharmacology.

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