First, do no harm
Primum No Nocere
Promote effective healthcare with the least risk for each patient. This is done by utilizing methods and medicinal substances that decrease the risk of harmful side effects, avoiding suppression of symptoms, and acknowledging and working with the individuals self healing ability.
The healing power of nature
Vix Medicatrix Naturae
Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and facilitate the inherent self-healing process in each person.
Treat the cause
Naturopathic physicians strive to identify and remove the underlying cause of illness while avoiding the suppression of symptoms.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic doctors act as role models for patient education and encourage self-responsibility for health.
Treat the whole person
Each person is unique with their own physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors affecting their health. Naturopathic doctors treat each patient as an individual.
Prevention is the Best Cure
Risk factors and susceptibility to disease are assessed and interventions are made to help prevent illness.