Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathy is based on the foundational principle “first do no harm” (premum no nocere).  Naturopaths practice and believe in the healing power of nature.  “The body can heal itself of just about anything if it is clear of toxins and if given proper nutrition, rest, mental outlook, and natural stimulation.”  Naturopaths deal and work with the cause (tolle causam).  Once the cause is identified, support can be recommended and everything else can improve and balance.  Naturopaths believe in prevention.  Naturopathy provides for the preservation of health by teaching the basic fundamental laws of natural living and the application in daily life.

Naturopathy is not the practice of medicine or surgery.  Naturopathic doctors do not diagnose or prescribe treatments for disease.  They are facilitators who try to identify the cause of problems, eliminate toxins, deal with deficiencies, and stimulate the body’s own rejuvenation abilities.    They work with the whole person and recognize that there is a multifactorial nature of discomfort.  Naturopathic doctors educate and inform their clients about natural health and wellness.

Naturopathy is a distinct school of healing practice.  It employs the beneficent agency of Nature’s forces, of water, air, sunlight, earth power, electricity, magnetism, exercise, rest, proper diet, various kinds of mechanical treatment, and mental science.  It is an eclectic mixture of modalities intended to encourage the body to heal itself.  The purpose of naturopathy is to increase the vita life force.

Space inspires us

Air moves us

Fire transforms us

Water shapes us

Earth heals us

Naturopathy is a philosophy, an art, and a science.  It recognizes the body’s inherent processes of healing, and acts in no way to suppress, antagonize or hinder the vital life forces, but rather to arouse, assist and cooperate with the body to achieve restoration to normalcy.

Naturopathy is the science, art, and philosophy of adjusting the framework, correcting the mental influences, and supplying the body with its needed elements.

Dr. J. E. Cummins