What is Naturopathic Medicine?

By Doctor Wendy Wells, NMD.

Naturopathic medicine combines traditional therapies with modern medicine. It is appropriate for all physical health conditions, preventative health care, mental and emotional well being.

How is a Naturopathic Doctor similar to a Medical Doctor?

Licensed physicians
Regulated by Board of Examiners
Required to continously update their education

In some states such as Arizona are authorized to:

How are Naturopathic Dotors different?

What is Naturopathic Philosophy?

1. First of all, do no harm - Primum Non Nocere

Naturopathic physicians use effective and safe medicine

2. Address the cause - Tolle Causum

Naturopathic physicians will address the patient in a holistic way, looking at all aspects including physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual

3. To act in cooperation with the power of nature - Vis Medicatrix Naturae

4. To improve the whole person through individualized treatment - Tolle Totum

No two patients with the same "disease" have the same presentation of symptoms

5. Doctor as educator - Docere

Naturopathic physicians teach...

6. Prevention - Prevenio

Prevention is the best medicine...

Reduce your risk of disease by changing your lifestyle now. Enhance your bodies internal environment to prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer, arthritis, changing our environment can help us overcome genetic predispositions to certain health conditions.




Wendy Wells

Author Wendy Wells is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona.
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