The NSM principles are rooted in the principles of naturopathic medicine and its philosophy to treat the root cause of disease by correcting deficiencies and stimulating the body’s own innate healing mechanism. Symptoms of disease or unhealthy living are seen as the body’s warning signals of improper functioning. NSM and the principles of naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity, allowing clients to have an active role in their own health and well-being.
The practice of Naturopathic Medicine emerges from underlying principles of healing. It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches.
1) Primum Non Nocere – First, to do no harm
2) Tolle Causum – To treat the causes of disease
3) Tolle Totum – To treat the whole person, not only the disease
4) Vis Medicatrix Naturae – To support the healing ability of the body