Part of what sets Naturopathic Doctors apart is our philosophy, which includes six primary tenets.
The first philosophy is to cooperate with the Healing Power of Nature, also known as Vis Medicatrix Naturae. The natural body has an innate power for self-healing, and it is the physician's job to simply foster that power by giving the body what it needs to heal and removing obstacles to that healing.
NDs foster this power using clinical nutrition, botanical formulas, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, and detoxification (among other things) to provide the body with the tools and nutrients needed for repair, and remove toxins and lifestyle barriers to healing.
Talk to your ND about what this means for you, and stay tuned all week for more Naturopathic Philosophies!