– Paracelsus –
“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start with nature, with an open mind.”

The principles of Naturopathy were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in about 400 BC. The Greek philosopher Hippocrates believed in viewing the whole person in regards to finding a cause of disease, and using the laws of nature to induce cure. It was from this original school of thought that Naturopathy takes its principles.

The 6 foundations or core principles of Naturopathy are:

  1. Do no harm
  2. Support the healing power of nature
  3. Treat the cause 
  4. Doctor as teacher
  5. Treat the whole patient
  6. Always support prevention
SixPrinciplesNaturopathicMedicine (Tabular diagram)