|About Naturopathic Medicine
|Naturopathic medicine is more than just using herbs in place of drugs. It is a
system that views the person as a whole—body, mind, emotions, and spirit all
interweave to make each of us a unique, dynamic entity. Naturopathic medicine
encompasses a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including botanical
medicine, nutrition, exercise, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and physical
medicine. These modalities are brought together in a simple philosophical
First . . . do no harm. This tenet is held in common by physicians of all types.
Doctor as teacher. As a doctor of naturopathic medicine, I share with you
the information you need in order to make choices that will optimize your
Remove the cause of illness. By removing the cause of disease, we clear
the path to allow healing to take place.
Treat the whole person. Symptoms are not the problem, they are a map to
the underlying imbalance. By treating the whole person and not just the
symptoms, the disease is removed and the symptoms disappear.
Prevention. By optimizing health, we can generally avoid both chronic and
The healing power of nature. Life is a miracle. The same vital force that
animates us and keeps us healthy can also restore health. The vital force of
other living things, such as herbs and foods, can support our life force to
While everyone can benefit from Natural Medicine, those who are helped the
most are those who want to take an active role in their own health and well-
Because Naturopathic Medicine works by normalizing physiology, it is highly
effective even at treating conditions that have been labeled “no known cause”
or “no known cure.” These include fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, endocrine
disorders, autism, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases. It is also beneficial in
treating the most common yet devastating diseases of our times--heart
disease and cancer.
And, of course, Naturopathic Medicine is at its best in maintaining health and