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The information and recommendations provided should not be taken as medical advice.  The author will not accept liability for self-prescription.  References available on request

7 Principles of Naturopathy

1) The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae):

The Naturopathic approach works to restore and support the ‘Vital Life Force’ – powerful natural healing mechanisms within the body and mind.


2) First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere):

The Naturopathic approach uses non-invasive methods, minimizing the risks of harmful side effects.


3) Find the Cause (Tolle Causam):

The Naturopathic approach can identify underlying imbalance of the bpdys Homeostatic mechanisms - often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habit.


4) Education

The Naturopathic approach recognizes and employs the therapeutic potential of the therapeutic relationship - Educating and emphasising self-responsibility for health is key.


5) Work with the Person, not the symptoms

The Naturopathic approach takes into account the complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle rather than concentrating on single symptoms


6) Prevention:

The Naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases by teaching the principles with which to live a healthy life.


7) Establish Wellness

The primary goal of the Naturopathic Practitioner is to establish and maintain optimum health and to promote wellness