Naturopathic doctors provide the best in comprehensive holistic healthcare by utilizing both natural and conventional medical paradigms to create a health plan that is tailored to each individual's needs. I believe that health is an optimal level of well being & vitality, not just the absence of symptoms. The nature of our bodies has an innate wisdom to maintain health if we provide the ingredients it needs and avoid the harmful aspects as well as we can.
I use Functional Medicine techniques to find the underlying cause of a symptom rather than covering it up with medications that may compound the problem further.
Member: AIHM Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine - an interprofessional association of integrative clinicians who embrace a person-centered, team-based approach to health care. AZNMA Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association AANP American Association Of Naturopathic Physicians
Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a holistic system wherein the physician strives to find the cause of disease by understanding the body, mind, and spirit of the person. Understanding the cause and course of illness also requires taking into account the emotional, genetic, and environmental factors that have played a part in dis-ease. Most naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies and modalities that aim to support the body's own healing abilities and empower the patient to make lifestyle changes necessary for their best possible health.
Naturopathic physicians are guided by these basic principles:
Primum Non Nocere First Do No Harm.Naturopathic physicians follow three precepts to avoid harming the patient:
Utilize methods and medical substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat.
Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms.
Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process.
Vis Medicatrix Naturae The Healing Power of Nature. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process. Tolle Causam Identify and Treat the Cause.The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather that to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. Docere Doctor As Teacher. Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship. Tolle Totum Treat the Whole Person.Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development. Praevenire Prevention. Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease — assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine is committed to the creation of a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.
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~~~~ The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas A Edison ~~~~