Partnering Science with Nature

Integrative medicine combines the best of conventional medical therapies and natural therapies shown to be safe and effective by scientific evidence. It neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts natural therapies uncritically. Integrative medicine is unique in that it bridges the gap between conventional and natural medicine to benefit the patient’s health.

Guiding Principles

First Do No Harm
Naturopathic Doctors use the most effective, safest, and least invasive therapy to minimize the risk of harmful side effects.

Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic Doctors treat each patient by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental factors.

Identify and Treat the Cause
Naturopathic Doctors Identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than merely suppressing symptoms.

Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic Doctors educate their patients and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic Doctors identify and remove obstacles to healing and use therapies which facilitate the body’s innate healing response.

Naturopathic Doctors assess risk factors, genetics, and individual susceptibility and make interventions to prevent disease in partnership with patients.