About Naturopathic Medicine
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6 PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
FIRST DO NO HARM
Naturopathic doctors use the lowest force intervention appropriate, at the lowest effect dose, for the shortest time possible. This minimizes the risk of harmful side effects from treatment.
IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSE
Naturopathic doctors strive to find and treat the underlying causes of disease rather than just treating symptoms. They recognize that symptoms are the body's way of pointing to the underlying causes.
THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE
Our bodies have an innate healing ability and naturopathic doctors focus on supporting this ability. This is done by removing obstacles inhibiting healing and recommending treatments that support healing.
Prevention is the best medicine. Naturopathic doctors assess risk factors and recommend treatments that focus on the prevention or progression of disease and prevention of complications from disease.
DOCTOR AS TEACHER
Knowledge is power. Natuopathic doctors strive to educate their clients in order to empower and inspire them. They can help guide their clients in making informed decisions about their healthcare.
TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON
Treating the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of clients is essential for holistic healing. Naturopathic doctors also consider a person's relationships and place in the community.