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.