Naturopathic Medical Principles in The Modern Health Care Revolution

We believe that the current, dominate health-care system has become a sick-care system.

However, there is a very bright shining light in the current health care landscape: Naturopathic Medicine.

Naturopathic Medicine defines itself with very specific principles. Treating the root causes of illness, rather than masking their symptoms is paramount to the entire philosophy. As I am sure you have heard, there have been cultures whose doctors were to teach you how to stay healthy. Those doctors were paid when the people in their care remained healthy rather when the slipped from the state of health in to a state of disease.

The Modern Revolution wants you out of the current health care system all together. But, should you fall ill, we want you to seek out a naturopathic physician.

Naturopathic Medicine follows these natural laws:

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.

Our Medical Director (and my wife) is Naturopathic physician Dr. Maggie Garvin. Her practice is named On Being Well. Please let me introduce you to her now:

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