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Naturopathic medicine provides integrative treatments that incorporate a number of disciplines including nutritional consultations, lifestyle modification, herbal prescriptions, supplement recommendations, lab testing, acupuncture, homeopathy and spinal manipulation.
Although many modalities are used, some common principles are at the heart of all treatments given by naturopathic doctors: The one that underlies all of the following is the use of least force measures.
Naturopathic doctors, firstly help our clients to establish the appropriate conditions for health and healing, whether that is through changes in diet, activity level, changing habits or change of environment. The intent is to remove the obstacles to healing. Then naturopathic physicians help our clients stimulate their body’s innate ability to heal. This is often accomplished with the application of hydrotherapy, relaxation techniques, and sometimes acupuncture or homeopathy.
If necessary, naturopathic doctors will address weakened or damaged systems or organs through the use of targeted herbs, supplements, dietary changes, and pharmaceutical measures. Naturopathic doctors will correct structural integrity through the use of soft tissue manipulation, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, homeopathy, targeted exercises and herbs. In some cases, naturopathic doctors also address advanced pathology using the least force required: using specific natural or artificial substances, modalities or interventions. If none of these measures are effective, naturopathic doctors would then suggest therapies to suppress a disease.
Naturopathic medicine follows the following tenets:
“Leave the drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can cure your patient with food” – Hippocrates
“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he who prevents it is the safest physician”. – Thomas Fuller
“You are responsible for you.” — English proverb
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese proverb
“When you’re thirsty, it’s too late to think about digging a well.” — Japanese proverb
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” – Norman Cousins