One of the main tenets of naturopathic medicine is to minimize harmful side effects and risks to patients. The aim is to avoid where possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms while providing safe and effective remedies. The least invasive methods will be utilized to diagnose and treat illness.
Treatment is unique to each patient and may address the physical, mental, emotional, lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to overall health. As there is no "one-size fits all" approach to health, treatment may include a relevant combination of the various modalities used under the scope of naturopathy.
The word "Doctor" was derived from the latin word "Docere", and when translated, means 'to teach'. This is because health education (and empowerment) is essential for disease treatment and disease prevention.
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher will disappear."
- Tao Te Ching
Traditional Asian Medicine
'Vis Medicatrix Naturae'
This latin term originated from the philosophy that the body has an inherent ability to heal.
In present day physiology, this can be translated as the body constantly working to attain a state of health (also known as homeostasis).
When the obstacles to cure are removed, the body is able to heal. Natural therapies can help to support the body in this process.
Health goals are discussed and a thorough health intake takes place in each visit. Relevant physical examinations are conducted and an assessment is communicated to the patient. The patient is then given a corresponding treatment plan and projected timeline.
Laboratory testing is optional and decided at the discretion of the naturopathic doctor. If required, a requisition will be provided and laboratory fees will apply.
Bloating & Gas
Constipation & Diarrhea
Eczema & Psoriasis
Health Risk Factors
Urinary Tract Infections
Anxiety & Depression
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of naturopathic medicine.
By precept, education and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations.
I will continually endeavour to improve my abilities. I will conduct my life and practice of naturopathic medicine with integrity and freedom from prejudice.
I will keep confident what should not be divulged.
I will honour the principles of naturopathic medicine:
First, to do no harm.
To co-operate with the healing powers of nature.
To address the fundamental causes of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
With my whole heart, before these witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.