What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary health-care providers trained in the medical sciences and diagnosis, with emphasis placed on the use of a wide range of natural treatment methods throughout their medical training.

Your Naturopathic Doctor has a unique perspective on health, based on the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

  • First, do no harm: that is, provide effective care with the least risk to the patient.
  • Respect the healing power of nature to promote self-healing.
  • Treat the cause by identifying and removing the factors causing poor health.
  • Treat the whole person, through individualized care that considers the body, mind and spirit.
  • Act as a teacher, to educate patients about health and motivate them to make better lifestyle choices. The word doctor is from the Latin docere, meaning “to teach”.
  • Emphasize prevention of disease, so that we can all be healthier, individually and globally, now and for future generations.