Naturopathic Medicine is an art that uses best available research along with traditional therapies such as botanical medicine or nutrition to address and/or prevent illness. It is a beautiful combination of Eastern and Western Medicine. Using Western diagnostics, labs, and research, and using Eastern concept of treating the patient as a whole, using the above therapies. The aim is to find the root cause of the illness and address that cause effectively to have long-lasting results.
Naturopathic Medicine works with the body's innate defense system to aid it in healing.
Naturopathic physician's oath
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of Naturopathic medicine.
I will honour my teachers and all who have preserved and developed this knowledge and dedicate myself to supporting the growth and evolution of Naturopathic medicine. I will endeavour to continually improve my abilities as a healer through study, reflection and genuine concern for humanity. I will impart knowledge of the advanced healing arts to dedicated colleagues and students.
Through precept, lecture and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families and future generations.
According to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of Naturopathic medicine:
First of all, do no harm
To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature
To address the fundamental causes of disease
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine
I will conduct my life and the practice of Naturopathic health care with vigilance, integrity and freedom from prejudice. I will abstain from voluntary acts of injustice and corruption. I will keep confidential whatever I am privileged to witness, whether professionally or privately that should not be divulged.
With my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.