What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health and healing developed from centuries-old therapies blended with current advances in medical research and treatment. Naturopathic medicine is a non-invasive, non-toxic approach that covers all primary care concerns including family health, acute and chronic disease, and disease prevention. Our focus is to identify and treat the cause, stimulate self-healing abilities, and promote optimal wellness.
Naturopathic Physicians help to remove any obstacles to healing while supporting the body and specific body systems on it’s way back to health. We do this via botanical medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements, dietary and lifestyle modifications, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, physical medicine, and many more therapies listed on our services page.
The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
The Healing Power of Nature: We recognize an inherent self-healing process in an individual. Naturopathic physicians work to facilitate and maximize this inherent healing ability.
Identify and Treat the Cause: We strive to identify and remove any obstacles to healing and remove any causes of harm instead of merely suppressing symptoms of disease.
First Do No Harm: We begin with the least invasive and least harmful of treatments to gently stimulate healing.
Doctor as Teacher: We spend time with patients allowing them to understand the disease and healing process and how to become responsible for their own health.
Treat the Whole Person: Instead of piecing apart one’s illness by symptoms, we put the whole picture together and find a treatment plan for the whole person.
Prevention: We assess risk factors, susceptibility of disease, and make appropriate suggestions regarding lifestyle changes that can promote health and prevent disease.