Treat the Whole Person

As the cause of illness is removed, the natural tendency of the body is to improve function. The human being is not simply a physical entity. We have minds, we think. We have emotions, we feel and we translate these feelings into meaning. We are spiritual beings. “The naturopathic physician seeks to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.” Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development. Remember, fever, inflammation, and even infection are not the.