Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Naturopathic medicine recognizes self-healing ability in people that is innate. Identify and remove obstacles to healing, and facilitate inherent self-healing process.
- Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
Identify and eliminate the underlying causes of disease rather than to cover or suppress symptoms.
- First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Utilize treatments which minimize the risk of side effects, using less invasive procedures necessary to diagnose and treat. And avoid harmful suppression of symptoms.
- Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Educate patients and public to encourage proactive self-responsibility for their health.
- Treat the Whole Person
Treat each person by individualized and customized protocol/treatments including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic, environmental, and personal/social factors.
Emphasize the prevention of illness and disease by assessing personal risk factors, genetics, environment and susceptibility to disease, and by making suitable interventions for each case.