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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

The term "Naturopathic Medicine refers to a distinct system of primary healthcare that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body's inherent self-healing process.  "The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." ~ Hippocrates

Naturopathic medicine is founded on the most time tested principle Vis Medicatrix Naturae ~ The Healing Power of Nature.  The naturopathic doctor views the individual as an integral whole where symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavorable lifestyle habits. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease.  "Bernard is right. The pathogen is nothing. The terrain is everything."  ~ Louis Pasteur