Naturopathic Medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person, and the practice of Naturopathic Medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing.
It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches.
1. THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE
The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The doctor’s role is to facilitate and encourage this process, to act to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.