Naturopath Facts

Naturopathic Doctors are guided by six fundamental healing principles:

  1. Do No Harm – Utilizing methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects
  2. Treat the Causes of Disease – Identifying and removing the root cause of illness rather than suppressing symptoms
  3. Teach the Principles of Healthy Living and Preventative Medicine – share knowledge with patients and encourage individual responsibility for health
  4. Heal the Whole Person through Individualized Treatment – a holistic approach that involves understanding the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, enviornmental, and social factors that contribute to illness, and customizing treatment protocols to the patient
  5. Emphasize Prevention – partnering with the patient to assess risk factors and recommend appropriate naturopathic interventions to maintain health and prevent illness
  6. Support the Healing Power of the Body – recognizing and removing obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process