Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

  • First, do no harm.
    Use methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
  • Identify and treat the cause of disease.
    Remove the underlying cause of disease rather than suppressing symptoms.
  • Heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
    Consider the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to poor health, and tailor treatment for each individual patient.
  • Support the healing power of the body.
    Recognize and remove obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process.
  • Emphasize Prevention.
    Assess individual risk factors and suggest naturopathic interventions to best maintain wellness and prevent illness.
  • Doctor as teacher.
    Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine by sharing knowledge and empowering individuals.