The 6 Principals of Naturopathic Medicine.
First, Do No Harm (Primum non nocere)
Naturopathic Doctors prefer noninvasive procedures which minimize the risks of harmful side effects. Combinations of herbs and nutrients have fewer side effects than most commonly used pharmaceutical drugs.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis medicatrix naturae)
Naturopathic Doctors strive to restore health by recommending nutritional supplements, herbs, dietary changes and detoxification methods which enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle causam)
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to identify and aid in the removal of the underlying cause of a disease rather than merely eliminating or suppressing the symptoms.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopathic Doctors teach their clients principles with which to live a healthy life. They focus on education and encourage self responsibility for one’s own health and sense of well being.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle totum)
This is a holistic concept that recognizes the body as an integrated whole. Naturopathic doctors focus on the client, not the disease. A naturopathic assessment addresses the nutritional status, lifestyle, family history, physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors in a person’s life.
Naturopathic doctors promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
At AHE Inc., our on staff naturopathic doctors interest resides in identifying and eliminating the actual cause for one’s health ailments. They know this is the only way to successfully assist their clients in overcoming the burden of agitating symptoms with seemingly no end in sight. After all, the real “dis-ease” is the root of the problem, not the side effects that show in reaction to such.