4. Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic doctors treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, enviromental, and social factors.
5. Emphasize Prevention
Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
6. Support the Healing Power of The Body
Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent.
Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing process.
Some Naturopathic Modalities Utilized by ND's
Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diets may be recommended, and treatment may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutraceuticals.
Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginnings of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Plant substances from around the world are used for the healing effects and nutritional value.
Based on the principle of "like cures like," homeopathic medicine was developed in the 1700s. Minute amounts of natural substances are used to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities.
Physical, emotional, nutritional and enviromental factors affect health. Naturopathic Doctors help patients to make effective lifestyle choices.
"Providing health care utilizing natural medicine as the basis for healing to occur"