Naturopathic Medicine

•NDs are primary care practitioners, GPs, and a link between complimentary & alternative medicine and standard medical practice
•Applying the basic principles, and promoting prevention means almost everyone can benefit from naturopathic care, even before having a specific diagnosis or disease
•Naturopathic medicine is a holistic, coordinated approach to health care that respects the unique individuality of each person.
•It is the art & science of diagnosis, treatment & prevention of disease using the most effective, and most natural therapies & gentle techniques necessary
•Naturopathic Practice was registered in BC in 1923, the act became law in 1936.
•Coherent “system” of healthcare based on the following principles:
  1. First Do No Harm
  2. Healing Power of Nature
  3. Treat the Cause
  4. Treat the Whole Person
  5. Doctor as Teacher
  6. Prevention

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