🎈It’s Naturopathic Medicine Week! Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are medically trained doctors that follow these 6 guiding principles: 1. First do no harm. NDs use the most natural, least invasive and safest forms of treatment🌿 2. Identify and treat the root cause. NDs use lab testing, clinical skills, physical exams and a thorough investigation to find out why these symptoms are happening 👩🏫 3. Support the body’s ability to heal itself. Humans are extremely complex and we know that we are intended to heal. If you get a cut, your body heals it. NDs try to bring your body back to a healthy balance. 4. Provide education for patients. Appointments are often quite long as the intention is to empower people to take control of their health and provide the knowledge and tools to do so 🙌 5.Treat the whole person. Mental, emotional and physical health must all be factored in. And everyone is different! 6. Focus on disease prevention and health promotion. NDs help patients optimize their health and promote a balanced lifestyle by treating disease, but also working to prevent it. Naturopathic doctors often work alongside or complimentary to Medical Doctors - no need to pick sides! We need both in this world. 🌎 If this jives with you and you’re looking to improve your well-being, find yourself a licensed ND.