Naturopathic medicine is based on the premise that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes while utilizing cutting-edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to prevent as well as treat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person), not as a clogged artery or a tumor.
- The Healing Power of Nature. Human beings are equipped with a powerful, innate ability and instinct for self-healing.
- Treat the whole person. We each have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual and spiritual.
- Identify and treat the cause. Naturopathic physicians understand that symptoms will only return unless the root illness is addressed.
- Educate patients. Naturopathic medicine believes that doctors must be educators, as well as physicians.