Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and holistic approach to primary health care. This distinct system of medicine focuses on prevention, treatment, pain relief and optimal wellness, through the use of natural substances and therapies. This stimulates and supports out body's inherent self-healing wisdom.
Naturopathic medicine is based on six principles:
1) First Do No Harm
Naturopathic Doctors (ND's) are licensed, drugless practitioners. ND's provide effective health care utilizing methods and medical substances which provide the least risk to the patient at all times.
2) Vis Medicatrix Naturae
Defined as the healing power of nature, ND's recognize and respect that the body has an inherent self-healing wisdom, and work with this wisdom to promote health.
3) Identify and Treat the Cause
Symptoms outwardly reflect a disharmony that is occurring deeper with the body. In order for true healing of the body to occur the ND must identify and treat the root cause, rather than suppressing these symptoms.
4) Treat the Whole Person through Individualized Treatment
ND's are trained to assess each individual as a whole person taking into account such factors as; physical, mental, emotional, hereditary, environmental, risk and individual susceptibility to disease. Treatment plans are then individualized for each patient.
5) Doctor as Teacher
ND's educate and encourage their patients to actively participate in their own health. This empowers patients and allows them to take charge of their health rather than waiting for disharmony to occur in their bodies.
ND's are preventative medicine specialists. We assist you in effectively maintaining a healthy and pain free lifestyle by making appropriate interventions.
Naturopathic medicine treats a variety of both chronic and acute conditions. ND's treat patients of all ages from infants to the elderly.
Treatments used by ND's
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture