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    Introduction & History

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    “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him." - Hippocrates

    "Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

    "Nature is the healer of all diseases" - Hippocrates

    Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of vis medicatrix naturae -- "the healing power of nature". This concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today.

    Naturopathy was established in 1892 in Europe and combined principles of natural healing from India, Chinese and European Traditional Medicine and philosophies.

    In 1896, Dr. Benedict Lust (MD) brought Naturopathy to USA and established the first Naturopathic college – the Yungborn Health Institute (in New Jersey).

    A Naturopathic Doctor is responsible for diagnosis and treatment of patients using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. A Naturopathic doctor teaches patients how to harness their body’s innate ability to stay well via preventative measures and lifestyle changes.

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    Guiding Principles of Naturopathy

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    Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
    • Do no harm
    • Identify and treat causes
    • Harness the healing power of nature
    • Doctors are teachers
    • Treat the whole person
    • Focus on prevention