The Greek philosopher Hippocrates believed it essential to observe the whole person when searching for a cause of disease, and in using the laws of nature to cure. It was from this original school of thought that Naturopathy today takes its principles:

  • First, do no harm
  • Healing power of nature
  • Treat the cause
  • Treat the whole person
  • Therapist as educator
  • Disease prevention and health promotion
  • Wellness

Naturopathy is underpinned by a fundamental principle – vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature.