Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is a medical system that focuses on the body's vital ability to heal and maintain itself.  Naturopathic philosophy favors a wholistic approach, using the least invasive, most effective options.  Naturopathic doctors believe that the body has the innate potential to heal and repair itself and to keep itself in balance.  We provide guidance to allow the body to do this healing, as it’s designed to do.
 
There Are Six Principles of Healing That Reflect the Foundation of Naturopathic Medical Practice:

First, Do No Harm    Special methods and medicines are utilized which minimize the risk of harmful effects and apply the least possible force or intervention necessary to diagnose illness and restore your health.

The Healing Power of Nature    The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains, and restores health.

Treat the Whole Person    Individual health is affected by many factors: physical, mental, genetic, epigenetic, emotional, environmental, and social.  We treat the whole person, taking all of these factors into account.

Identify and Treat the Cause    Symptoms are the body's way of letting you know something is out of balance.  Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur.  We seek to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress its symptoms.

Doctor As Teacher    A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for his or her health.  That is why initial visits are 1 to 2 hours long and we often hold workshops and talks to educate people about naturopathic medicine.  Return office visits are typically 30 to 60 minutes long to include time for conversation and education.

Prevention     The prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health in patients are primary objectives of naturopathic medicine.  In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living.  Naturopathic physicians assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions, in partnership with their patients, to prevent illness.

Natural Family Health recognizes the harmonious functioning of all aspects of an individual as being essential to overall health.

Naturopathic medicine asserts that one cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment and is committed to the creation of a world in which humanity may thrive.