Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness and attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient's condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. The medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
Naturopathic medicine is dedicated to the study and celebration of nature's healing powers. It utilizes the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies to treat illness and to promote wellness by viewing the body as an integrated whole. Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. Above all, it honors the body's innate wisdom to heal itself.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the following six principals: