Hippocrates composed one of the basic principles of naturopathic medicine 2400 years ago.
Hence, naturopathy treatments are not only a new method but also centuries old.
We might have unconsciously used this medicine before without knowing it was a naturopathy treatment. Dietary and lifestyle changes, reducing stress levels, herbs, and other nutritional supplements are clear examples of naturopathy.
Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
- First principle: Do Not HarmNDs ought to choose the most natural, least invasive, and least toxic therapies as they approach a cure.
- Second principle: Identify and Treat the Causes
Identifying and removing the hurdle of the cure is more crucial than the cure itself. The symptoms usually do not come overnight but have deep roots in a person's lifestyle. Hence it is pivotal to look beyond the signs to the latent cause.
- Third principle: The Healing Power of Nature
Believe that the body can heal itself hereditarily. Total health (Physical Health, Mental Health, and Social Health) connects with our environment, so the body has the most unbelievable healing power in and out of itself. Being aware of this can help us heal sooner.
- Fourth principle: Doctor as Teacher
Educating the patients about maintaining and achieving health during treatment is one of the most valuable principles that prepare the patient for full recovery and fitness with the most hope, motivation, and energy.
- Fifth principle: Treat the Whole Person
The body is a corporate, integrated whole in all its physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
- Sixth principle: Prevention