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guiding principles

 

Each naturopathic doctor will practice the art and science of the profession to the best of her/his ability and judgment following these principles of naturopathic medicine:

Primum Non Nocere (First Do No Harm)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall endeavor to first, do no harm; to provide the most effective health care available with the least risk to his/her patients at all times.

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Vis Medicatrix Naturae (The Healing Power of Nature)

The Naturopathic Doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being.

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Tolle Causum (Treat the Cause)

The Naturopathic Physician shall strive to identify and remove the causes of illness which may possibly stem from the lifestyle, diet or the environment of the individual.

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Docere (Doctor as Teacher)

The Naturopathic Physician shall educate his/her patients, inspire rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health. Time is required to educate individuals on health and disease, and the importance of a balanced lifestyle.

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Treat the Whole Person

The Naturopathic Physician shall treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences. Health and disease come from a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors.

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Health Promotion, the Best Prevention

The Naturopathic Physician shall emphasize the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases progression from minor illness to chronic disease. 

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