Naturopathic Philosophies

As Naturopathic doctors in Vancouver, we believe in a well-proven medical approach that draws from a wide history of natural medical traditions and the latest research.

Vis Medicatrix Naturae (The Healing Power of Nature)
The body has an inherent power to maintain health and restore itself. Therefore our goal is to remove obstacles and act as an assistant to this process. The benefit is that you are healing from the inside out, which gives longer lasting health.

Tolle Causum (Find the Cause)
Illness does not occur without cause. Underlying causes must be identified and removed before complete recovery. The result for you is a reversal in the disease process and improved quality of life.

Primum Non Nocere (First Do No Harm)
Use methods that pose the least amount of harm to the patient. We follow a therapeutic order, which starts with the least invasive, such as lifestyle changes, and leads to the most invasive, such as surgery. This allows your body to heal as it was programmed.

Docere (Doctor as Teacher)
The physician’s role is to educate the patient so the patient has control over their own health. One of the goals of every physician should be to help the patient understand what is causing their illness and teach them how to reverse and prevent it in the future. This is key for all of us to remember to take charge of our own health and look at physicians as teachers who can direct but our health is ultimately in our own hands. It reminds us to take responsibility and ownership of our own health.

Holism (Treat the Whole Person)
The basic anatomy of a human being is spirit, soul (mind,thoughts, emotions, will, desires), and body (the structural and chemical components). All the pieces of the whole must be addressed before total health can exist.

Prevention (Education and promotion of healthy living)
We believe there is a continuum between optimum health and disease. If this continuum is addressed early on disease will be prevented. This is of great benefit because you now will experience great health, extra energy, and a clear mind. It is your body and it is your responsibility to seek out the help you need to learn how to prevent and treat your ailments. We will help you learn what you need to do to prevent your genetic predisposition’s.