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The Six Maxims Of Naturopathic Medicine

ABOVE ALL ELSE DO NO HARM

Naturopathy encourages the healing powers of nature, a naturopaths role is to facilitate the natural healing processes of the body by use of non-invasive treatments and avoiding the suppression of symptoms.

IDENTIFICATON & TREATMENT OF THE CAUSE

Symptoms are direct indicators of disharmony and imbalances in the body therefore symptoms should never be suppressed. By identifying the cause or causes and removing them, the body can restore its natural homeostasis.

TO TEACH

The naturtopaths true role is to teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, by sharing knowledge with patients and encouraging individual responsibility for health.

TREATMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON

Physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and occupational factors can all contribute to illness. These are all factors that must be considered in order to treat an individual as a whole.

EMPHASIS ON PREVENTION

By working together with the patient in order to assess lifestyle and inherent risk factors the naturopath can recommend appropriate interventions that maintain health and prevent the imbalances that cause illness and disease.

THE BODY IS ITS OWN HEALER

By recognizing and removing obstructions brought on by poor diet, stress and environmental toxins to the body’s inherent self-healing process. The universal intelligence of the human body dictates how the body responds to external influences thus by removing the obstacles the body is able to regain its perfect balance.