Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles. These principles outline the naturopathic approach to health and forms the foundation on which naturopathic doctors treat their patients.
1- First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
2- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Remove barriers to wellness and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body and mind.
3- Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
4- Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic doctors take into account not only your physical symptoms, but also mental, emotional, environmental, social, and lifestyle factors.
5- Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopathic doctors provide their patients with an understanding of the factors that are affecting their health and empower the patient to take an active role in the treatment and prevention of disease.
6- Disease Prevention and Health Promotion