The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine is wellness enhancement, not disease management. Naturopathy, or Naturopathic Medicine, is an integrated system of primary health care offered by licensed physicians. It consists of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of human disorders by the therapeutic use of natural procedures and components. These include clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and massage.
Living things have an innate ability to heal themselves. Our vital force promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. This process can be achieved by focusing on the immune, hormonal, nervous, and detoxification/elimination systems of the body. Once these systems are in balance, restored health is almost certain. We treat our patient’s entire physical being, taking into consideration the individual’s biochemistry, biomechanics, and emotional predispositions.
There are many aspects of the body – the immune system, hormonal system, nervous system, and detoxification/elimination pathways – which all work as a unit to ensure our survival. If given the proper care, and the chance to function freely without suppression, they can bring the system back to a state of balance.