What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine "Naturopathy" is a distinct system of health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. ND's blend centuries-old knowledge and utilize the philosophy that nature is the most effective healer.

Naturopathic diagnosis focuses on identifying the underlying cause(s) of disease. Naturopathic therapies typically involve natural interventions first, but when needed conventional  treatments are recommended as well. 

The foundation of Naturopathic medicine is based on six principles:

  • First Do No Harm
  • The Healing Power of Nature
  • Discover and Treat the Cause, Not Just the Effect
  • Treat the Whole Person
  • The Physician as Teacher
  • Prevention is the Best Cure