In middle age, you, as a man, or your sexual partner (keeping this observation to her/himself), will likely start to notice a group of symptoms due to a slow but inevitable decline of your male hormone testosterone. As the movie director Martin Scorsese put it well, “Sex becomes memory.” Not necessarily. Not by a long […]
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Safe natural therapy to heal illness and improve well-being
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and optimization of health through therapeutic modalities that support the body’s inherent healing processes, including modern, traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.
Naturopathic medicine, whose roots date back to the 1890s, is founded on 6 principles:
First, Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere) Naturopathic medicine follows three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
- Utilize methods and medicinal substances that minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary.
- Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms.
- Acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing process.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. It works to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam) Identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere) Naturopathic doctors educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person Taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors, a holistic approach.
Prevention Focusing on prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity, and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with patients to prevent illness
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Caley Scott is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott developed a passion for naturopathic medicine while working as a medical assistant at an integrative clinic in the Chicago suburbs after completing her bachelor’s degree. Seeing first-hand the incredible success of using nutrition and natural therapies with her patients helped shape her view on healthcare and compelled her to seek a unique route in medicine.
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