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  Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession that focuses on prevention and uses natural methods to promote healing. Naturopathic doctors examine, diagnose and treat patients with programs tailored to each patient and their health conditions. Treatment approaches can include any combination of clinical nutrition, botanical (herbal) medicine, acupuncture, Asian medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical therapeutics and lifestyle counseling and Intravenous Therapy. The treatment focuses on the underlying causes of illness rather than just the symptoms, often eliminating the need for long term medical care or prescription drugs.

The following tenets govern the practice of naturopathic medicine:

Tolle Causam - To Identify and Treat the Causes
The naturopathic doctor seeks to identify and to remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

Primum non Nocere - To First Do No Harm
Use methods and medicines which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat.
Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppressing of symptoms.
Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual's self-healing process.

Doere - Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic doctors share information and knowledge with their patients and encourage self- responsibility for health.

Treat the whole person
Naturopathic doctors treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors.

Emphasize prevention
Naturopathic doctors emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.

Vis Medicatrix Naturae - To Support the healing power of the body Naturopathic Medicine recognizes an inherent self healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing process.
 
 
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