The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

  • Naturopathic

Medicine is a unique approach to disease prevention

and the treatment of acute and chronic illness.

The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine is based on

the following principles:

  • Primum no nocere

(First do no harm)Diseases are to be treated in the most non-invasive

and natural way possible.

  • Vix mediatrix naturae

(Healing powers of nature)The practice of Naturopathic Medicine recognizes

an ordered and intelligent self-healing process that is inherent to every individual.

By identifying obstacles to recovery, NDs support the body’s ability to repair

and restore balance to heal itself.

  • Tolle causum

(Treat the cause)Identify and treat the cause of disease, rather than

removing the manifesting symptoms.

  • Treat the whole person

Naturopathic doctors treat each patient by taking into account

individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors.

  • Docere

(Doctor as teacher)One of the most significant roles of the physician is to provide information for the patient, encouraging patients to take self-responsibility for their health, and enabling them to make the most educated choices for themselves in their lives.

  • Focus on prevention

Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease, assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease by promoting proactive health interventions.