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09 June 2010

Health matters the natural way

Naturopathy encourages the body's innate self-healing process by blending centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current scientific advances in health.

Globally, the conscious shift towards an organic holistic lifestyle has left individuals exploring new ways of approaching health concerns and prevention. Particularly because "pop in and out" sessions with most conventional medical practitioners is not an acceptable approach to patients concerned about their health.

  • Therapeutic nutrition
  • Homeopathy
  • Botanical medicine
  • Classical Chinese medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Naturopathic manipulative therapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Minor surgical procedures 

The six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine include:

  1. First Do No Harm
    Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.
     
  2. The Healing Power of Nature
    The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The Physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies.
     
  3. Discover and Treat the Cause
    Physicians seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. The origin of disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.
     
  4. Treat the Whole Person
    The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person, including the body and mind.
     
  5. The Physician is a Teacher
    The physician's major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health.
     
  6. Prevention is the Best Cure
    Naturopathic physicians are preventive medicine specialists. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports health.

 
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