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About Naturopathy
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a system of medicine that blends the latest advancements in science with principles taught centuries ago.Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic Physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

Licensed Naturopathic Physicians complete 4 years of post-graduate training and complete 2 years of supervised clinical training.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First Do No Harm Primum non nocere
Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Naturopathic physicians work to support these inherent healing systems when they have broken down by using methods, medicines and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
The Healing Power of Nature Vis medicatrix naturae
Naturopathic physicians prefer non-invasive treatments which minimize the risks of harmful side-effects. They are trained to know which patients they can treat safely and which they need to refer to other health care practitioners.
Find the Cause Tolle Causam
Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual. Naturopathic Physicians are trained to find and remove the underlying cause of a disease. Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, they are not the cause of disease and therefore should not be suppressed by treatment. Underlying causes of disease must be discovered and treated before a person can recover completely from illness.
Treat the Whole Person Tolle totum
Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other factors. Naturopathic physicians treat the whole person, taking these factors into account.
Doctor as Teacher Docere
The original meaning of the word “doctor” is teacher. A principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient, emphasizing prevention and self-responsibility for health. Naturopathic Physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.