The Six Principles
of Naturopathic Medicine
First, Do No Harm
Understand, honor and participate inthe healing process:
Use methods and medicines which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
Avoid the harmful suppression of symptoms;
Acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat the illness
Identify the Cause
Look deep and wide, assemble all the information --
treat the cause, not the symptom
Use the Healing Power of Nature
Work with Mother Nature!
Pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Listen to and follow the innate intelligence of your body.
Treat the Whole Person
Body, mind, spirit. biology, genetics, environment.
Health and well-being are not only physical
and are influenced by much more than bacteria.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate and empower individuals to be proactive and participative in their well-being.
"An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure."