Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of healing, a philosophy, science, art and practice, which seeks to promote health through education and rational use of natural agents and processes.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Vis medicatrix naturae
The healing power of nature. Everything is available to allow our healing to occur. Our bodies have the innate wisdom to heal themselves given the right tools, whether it is proper diet, clean water and air, herbal medicines, homeopathy, massage, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, or positive emotions, or avoiding toxins such as electromagnetic stress, pesticides, chemicals, additives, preservatives and negative emotions. A person may have to address many areas of their health before improvement occurs.
Treat the Cause
As Naturopathic Doctors, we endeavour to treat the cause, not the symptoms. Our methods of testing help us find what organs may not be functioning at optimal capacity. In this way, we help to change the body’s internal milieu or terrain, thus allowing the body to function better and be healthier.
Doctor as Teacher
The doctor teaches patients how to look after themselves, treating the patient on all levels, which affect their total health; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The doctor's role is to provide a comprehensive range of diagnostics, treatments and therapies at affordable rates.