The intention of Naturopathic Medicine is best understood by its six foundational principles.

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent, to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery, and to facilitate and augment this healing ability.

Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.

First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Naturopathic medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient:

-utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;

-avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;

-acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.

Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopathic physicians educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship.

Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic physicians treat each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.

Prevention
Naturopathic physicians emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.

After spending many years practicing naturopathic medicine as her primary modality, Dr Miki discovered that her strongest calling is as an energy healer, using shamanic methods as well as acupuncture as her primary tools.  She lives her life and runs her practice very much in alignment with the naturopathic principles listed above.  She incorporates her knowledge as a naturopathic physician in every session; frequently offering diet and lifestyle recommendations, suggesting herbal or food supplements, using homeopathy and in working with her patients on acute and chronic issues, to assist in bringing them to a state optimal health.