Naturopathic Doctors are trained as specialists in natural medicine. They emphasize prevention of disease, maintenance of optimal health, and promotion of the individual’s inherent self-healing process. Naturopathic medicine accomplishes health care using: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine including acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.
Vis Medicatrix Naturae : The Healing Power of Nature
The principles of naturopathic medicine are:
Use the Healing Power of Nature
First Do No Harm
Find and Treat the Root Cause
Treat the Whole Person
Provide Preventive Medicine