What is Naturopathic Medicine?

"Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods."- AANP 

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine 

  1. Healing Power of Nature 

  2. Identify and Treat the Cause 

  3. First Do No Harm 

  4. Doctor as Teacher 

  5. Treat the Whole Person 

  6. Prevention