Naturopathic medicine is guided by a body of six principles which determine its foundation of practice.
Vis Medicatrix Naturae ~ The Healing Power of NatureRespect the inherent intelligence and order of nature’s healing process.
A naturopathic practitioner will facilitate and strengthen the healing process by recognising and removing internal and external factors that pose as obstructions.
Tolle Causam ~ Identify and Treat the Cause
Identify, treat and remove the cause of illness.
A naturopathic practitioner’s role is to remove the cause of illness and not merely suppress the presenting symptoms.
Primum Non Nocere ~ Do No Harm
Naturopathic practitioner’s role is to treat the patient with the least force necessary.
Docere is the Latin word for teacher.
Docere ~ Doctor as Teacher
A naturopathic practitioner’s role is to educate and encourage the patient the importance of self- responsibility for health.
Total health considers physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and many other factors.
Tolle Totem ~ Treat the Person as a Whole
A naturopathic practitioner treats the patients as a whole by taking into account all external and internal factors that determine health.
Naturopathic medicine guides its practice by the principle that prevention of disease is the best way to prevent illness.
Previnir ~ Prevention
A naturopathic practitioner’s role is to assess and treat risk factors to prevent illness.