Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature

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Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature


The art and practice of natural medicine is founded on the ancient teachings of Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who was also known as “the father of medicine”. His approach to the human body is founded on the basic principle of “vis medicatrix naturae” – “the healing power of nature”. According to this doctrine, the human body contains the power to re-balance and heal itself.

Naturopathic doctors are primary-care physicians trained in the art and science of natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors provide primary and adjunctive health care to people of all ages, focusing on the integrated use of natural therapies to support and stimulate body’s inherent healing processes. Naturopathic doctors focus on promoting health, preventing illness, diagnosing and treating disease.

The following Six Principles are the founding-tenets of naturopathic medicine, and guide our approach to health and healing in clinical practice.

      • First do no harm
      • Healing power of nature
      • Treat the whole person
      • Identify and treat the root cause
      • Doctor as teacher
      • Prevention is best cure