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. The human beings have emotions, we feel and we translate these feelings into meaning. Humans 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 disease; they are the result of disturbances in the system which can be corrected. This is the art and science of naturopathic medicine. Correcting these disturbances by understanding what determines health is the first step in restoring health and eliminating the basis of disease. Failure to do so reduces the efficiency of any attempt to cure by other methods.
Naturopathic medicine does not take longer than conventional medicine. It is not only more efficient, but generally acts faster and more permanently. And the health is generating and sustaining as well.