The Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First, do no harm.
Use methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
Support the healing power of the body and of nature.
Recognize and remove obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process.
Identify and treat the cause of disease.
Remove the underlying cause rather than suppress symptoms.
Heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
Consider the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to health and disease.
Doctor as teacher.
Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine by sharing knowledge and empowering individuals.