1. First Do No Harm - Primum Non Nocere
Do no harm by using safe and effective therapies promoting vitality and the healing powers of nature.
2. Natural Remedies - Vis Medicatrix Naturae
Promote vitality, live in harmony with the laws of nature, and remove obstacles or drains to vitality.
3. Root Cause - Tolle Causum
Seek underlying causes of an illness or disease, rather than treating the symptoms.
4. Whole Person - Tolle Totum
Evaluate an individual based on their whole well-being, including the complex integration of mental, emotional, physical, social, environmental and spiritual elements.
5. Education - Docere
Empower, educate and motivate patients by giving them helpful tools to take responsibility for their own health by adapting a healthy lifestyle, diet and attitude. A cooperative practitioner-patient relationship has inherent therapeutic value.
6. Prevention - Praevenic
Dedicated to preventative medicine and holistic healing. The ultimate goal of naturopathic medicine is prevention. This is accomplished through education and promotion of lifestyle habits that foster good health.
Primum non nocere (first do no harm) - Hippocrates 460-377 BC
6 key principles of healing form the foundation of naturopathic medicine.