Naturopathic medicine was developed in the late 1800s in the United States. It is predicated on the individual's inherent self-healing capacity. Naturopathy focuses on the prevention of disease, and addresses the cause of a dysfunction rather than masking its symptoms. Interwoven in its approach are ancient, traditional, modern scientific, and empirical methods which emphasize the importance of nature as the most effective healer.
First, Do No Harm
Naturopathic medicine addresses specific health issues using therapies that are non-toxic, safe and effective. Unlike most pharmaceutical offerings in today’s medical culture, they are not accompanied by a long list of problematic, even dangerous side effects.
The Healing Power of Nature
A Naturopathic approach to healing is rooted in the belief that the human body possesses an inherent ability to restore and maintain good health. The role of the Naturopathic doctor is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, non-toxic therapies or protocols.
Discover and Treat the Cause
Naturopathic medicine understands that symptoms are not the disease itself, but an expression of the body’s attempt to heal itself. So eradicating symptoms does not necessarily result in restoration of health. Only by removing the origin of the disease and obstacles to cure, can a person recover.
Treat the Whole Person
We are not compartmentalized physically, mentally, and emotionally; so optimal health must be achieved by considering the whole person. And since no health issues are one-size-fits all, Naturopathic doctors provide flexible, holistic treatment programs to meet each individual’s specific needs for healing.
The Doctor is a Teacher
A Naturopathic doctor’s primary role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health. It is our mission to be your wellness expert, to assist you in your quest to enjoy mental, emotional, and physical vitality throughout your entire life.
Prevention is the Best “Cure”
Perhaps the most important part of a Naturopathic doctor’s approach is to support your effort to prevent illness, not just to treat it after it establishes itself. We will evaluate your personal risk factors and susceptibility. As partners, we will work together to intervene appropriately to reduce health risk, prevent illness, and help ensure qualitative longevity.