The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
We support the healing power of nature. The body has an inborn ability to heal that is strong. We also use the healing energy of foods (healing diets), plants (herbs), light (the positive effects of vitamin D), and other natural substances to heal the body.
We strive to find and treat the underlying root cause of illness whenever possible.
We aim, like all doctors, to uphold the classic principle to first, do no harm. We treat with low risk methods that have few to no side effects whenever possible.
We act as teachers and educate our patients. Knowledge IS power. Teaching patients about healthy eating habits, stress managment, and other healthy lifestyle changes are common in our offices. We explain how the body works. We always welcome questions from patients.
We prefer to use preventative measures wherever and whenever possible. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
We believe that health is determined by a balance of physical, mental/emotional, genetic, environmental, social and spiritual factors. Therefore, we aim to treat the whole person.
We know that some patients are beyond our care and that sometimes the best possible treatment is a referral to a more appropriate doctor.
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Not sure if naturopathic medicine can help you? Call or email our office and talk to Dr. Carri directly to see if you are a good candidate for naturopathic treatment.