Doctorate of Naturopathy
Definition of Naturopathic Medicine
House of Delegates Position Paper, Amended 2011 Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people 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.
- Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
- First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
- Utilize methods and medicinal 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; and
- Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
- Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
- 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.
- Prevention: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
Certified Herbalist/Herbal Medicine
What is Herbology?
Plants and herbs are an easily accessible and affordable type of medicine used to promote health, as well as prevent and treat illness.
Plants, be they the whole plant, the bark, the root, the flower or leaf, or even an extract of a plant constituent, are a type of medicine that is used to promote health, as well as prevent and treat illness. Part of the beauty of plants is that they are easily accessible and have been used for thousands of years by people from around the world as an important healing modality. Much of the world’s population still relies today on the use of plants as medicine, and due to their length of use there are over thousands of years of research and study on their effects, side effects and contraindications (unlike pharmacology which is being still being discovered through trail and error).
There are many ways that herbs can be used of consumed for healing. In our center we reply mostly on the application of herbs through Tea’s or Tinctures.
Picture of herbs mixed together with Picture of an herbal tea: Tea’s are steeped overnight for a medicinal brew for drinking
Picture of an herbal Tincture: Tincture’s are steeped for longer periods in alcohol for a stronger brew to be taken by the dropper-full
Herbal medicine is, in and of itself, a way to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing capacity through the use of plants. Although acute symptoms can be resolved quickly and effectively using herbs, the typical goal is not to alleviate a specific symptom, but to stimulate the body’s natural healing capacity to address the root or underlying cause of the health issue.
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