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Tenets and Theories of Natural Healing

Tenets and Theories of Natural Healing
Whether they emphasized the use of hydrotherapy, nutrition, manipulation, herbs, or homeopathy, the goal for all practitioners of natural healing was to stimulate the body to heal itself. Vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature, remains central to naturopathic philosophy today. Rather than trying to attack specific diseases, natural healers focus on cleansing and strengthening the body. Regardless of the specific methodology, and regardless of whether the healer practiced in the last century or is active today, the approach remains basically the same.

In helping their clients, Traditional Naturopaths follow a number of basic principles. Among them are:

  1. Do no harm:
    "Primum non nocere" is part of the Hippocratic oath. Traditional Naturopaths do not use harmful substances, such as drugs and pharmaceuticals, and do not rely on dangerous procedures, such as surgery.

  2. Recognize the Healing Power of Nature:
    Traditional Naturopaths understand that the body has an innate capacity for self-healing. They are equipped to educate their clients in setting up the proper external and internal environments so that healing can take place.

  3. Find & Eliminate the Cause:
    All "dis-ease" has some kind of cause. Self-healing can occur when that cause has been eliminated. Traditional Naturopaths help clients evaluate their lifestyles, identify the cause of their problems, and take corrective action.

  4. Teach Health:
    Traditional Naturopaths teach their clients how to achieve and maintain good health. This empowers their clients and enables them to participate in the process of staying well.

  5. Honor the total person:
    A person is never simply a headache, or a backache, or a sore throat. Unless there has been an injury, seldom does any problem occur in isolation. Traditional Naturopaths understand that people are physical, mental, and spiritual beings, and that one "dis-ease" affects all areas of life.

  6. Prevent "Dis-Ease":
    In teaching their clients how to achieve a state of balance, Traditional Naturopaths are helping them remain healthy into the future.
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