The 6 Principles of Naturopathy and the
Holistic Integrative Approach to Wellness

THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

Naturopathy recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic practitioner and health coach is to stimulate this inherent natural tendency of the body.

IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE ROOT CAUSE

Naturopathy seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, not merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

FIRST DO NO HARM

Naturopathy seeks to do no harm by using supplements, remedies, and modalities that minimize risks of side effects, and, avoid the harmful suppression of symptoms.  The practitioner and coach work with you as the body heals itself .  

TEACHER

Naturopathy recalls that the origin of the word "doctor" is the Latin word, "to teach." A fundamental emphasis in naturopathic practice is patient education.

TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON

Naturopathy attempts to take into consideration all the factors that make up patients' lives and affect their health and well-being. A Whole Person Approach.  Your thoughts, feelings and concerns are of utmost importance. 

PREVENTION

The Naturopathic and Holistic Integrative approach emphasizes the prevention of disease, assesses risk factors, and makes appropriate interventions with patients to prevent illness.

How is Naturopathy and Holistic Integrative Health different? 

Naturopathic or Integrative approach to healing takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.  Conventional medicine centers around disease identification and management most often with medications, devices and surgeries. They fail to recognize the interconnectedness of the human body.  We are physical, emotional and spiritual beings. We are connected to our communities, our environment, our food, and our neighbors. Our health is a result of these connections.   The Integrative Wellness approach understands that we cannot separate the Whole Person.  It searches for the root cause, utilizes all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative when appropriate.

Naturopathic Practitioners and Health Coaches believe that all living things have a natural ability to heal themselves. When properly functioning, our bodies promote self-cleansing and self-repair, and, therefore, self-healing.  Modern medicine focuses on killing germs, bacteria, and viruses, whereas naturopathy aims to bring the body back into balance, making it strong and resistant against disease.  Naturopathy finds its answers in restoring balance to the body utilizing nutrition, ancient herbs, and emotional energy balancing.   

Naturopathic Practitioners and Health Coaches goal is on prevention and wellness.  They teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies, including enzyme therapy, herbs, and more, to help the patient reach optimal health. They take into account not only the physical but also mental, emotional and spiritual health. The goal is the get to the root cause of your health concerns.

Ultimately the Naturopathic Practitioner and Health Coach desire is that your body is brought into balance utilizing what nature itself intended.  Supplements and other modalities are used to assist us in that process.  They work with the underlying weaknesses within your body to allow the body to heal itself from the inside out.