194 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
First, do no harm. By using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects, NDs acknowledge, respect and cooperate with the individuals self-healing process.
Identify and treat the causes of disease. By identifying and removing obstacles to healing rather than merely suppressing symptoms, NDs facilitate and support the bodys inherent self-healing ability.
Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine
By sharing information and knowledge with their patients, NDs encourage patients to take responsibility for their health.
Vis meducatrux naturae : the healing power of nature.
Naturopathic Medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing process.
Heal the person as a whole using individualized treatment
By understanding the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic environmental and social factors that contribute to illness, NDs customize treatment protocols to each patient
Focus on preventing disease
By partnering with their patients, NDs assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and recommend appropriate interventions to maintain health.