Naturopathy, or “nature cure” is guided by the principle of vis medicatrix naturae – or the healing power of nature. This principle was illustrated around 450 BCE by the “father of medicine”, the Greek physician Hippocrates who said:
“ Health is the expression of a harmonious balance between various components of man’s nature, the environment and ways of life… Nature is the physician of disease. ”
“ If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live ”
There are five main principals of Naturopathy
1 – Primum Non Nocere: First do no harm.
2 – Tolle Totum: Treat the whole person.
3 – Tolle Causam: Treat the cause.
4 – Docere: Naturopath as a teacher.
5 – Preventare: Prevention