Holistic Healing - Naturopathy Principles

The foundation of Naturopathy practice is built upon the following six principles:


01.

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)

The body has an inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic practitioners identify and remove obstacles to recovery, in order to facilitate this healing ability in clients.

02.

Identify and Heal the Causes (Tolle Causam)

The practice seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.


03.

First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)

Naturopathy follows three principles to avoid harming the client:

  1. Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;

  2. Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;

  3. Acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process, using what is beneficial to alleviating the dis-ease.

04.

Wellness

Wellness is more than just 'not sick'. It is a state of optimum health and balance. Wellness means being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is inherent in everyone, regardless of current states of dis-ease. Knowing that the body is able to return to health and being positive enables the healing process to take place more rapidly and efficiently.


05.

Regard the Whole Person

Naturopathic practitioners regard each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic practitioners encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.

06.

Prevention

Naturopathy emphasizes disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity and the Earth may thrive.


*** Our team members consist of trained naturopaths, holistic nutritionists, somatic health coaches, plant medicine specialists, reiki masters and metaphysical healing facilitators. We are not doctors, we do not use allopathic medicine and we do not prescribe or 'treat'. We are here to support your holistic healing.