Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of the disease are seen as warning signals of the improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits.
“It is more important to know what sort of person has the disease than to know what sort of disease a person has” Hippocrates (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC)
“The highest ideal of cure is the rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health; that is, the lifting and annihilation of the disease in its entire extent, in the shortest and most reliable and least disadvantageous way, according to clearly realizable principles” Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)
Medicine is preserving health unto healthy individuals and returning it to the sick, within the limits of human abilities “ Rhazes (Persian MD AD 865-925)