The vis is the force of life that is beyond measure, explanation or capture. It is the ongoing transformation from seed to sprout to tree to seed again.
Naturopathic medicine is historically a system of healing modalities that seek to support the life force. Through precise diagnostic techniques, physicians discover the root of illness and tonify, disperse or otherwise correct the deeper imbalance so that superficial symptoms will disappear. The result often involves changes in an individuals lifestyle, behavior, routines and thought patterns.
Medicinal substances utilized in Naturopathic medicine must be derived from a natural source. Trusting in the wisdom of nature, it is understood that life supports life and therefore a living plant used medicinally will have a more powerful and complete healing effect on a patient then any isolated component or synthetically produced replica. Minerals, metals, herbs and animal products are all used as medicinal substances.
Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools combine western medical training with ancient systems of healing from around the globe to form a broad perspective and understanding of healing. Naturopathic Doctors work with patients from all backgrounds and in all phases of wellness or disease with a truly wholistic system of healing.
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