A New Viewpoint on Health-Care
We live in a world where aggression and domination seems to be prominent, even in the conventional view of medicine.
There is a bombardment of fear in the media citing disease outbreaks and the aggressive measures taken to “fight” and “eradicate” them. There is a “war on Cancer”, a “war on Aids”, and even a “war on Healthcare Reform.”
I choose to view healthcare in a more healing and positive light. Rather than fighting something in the body, how about working with the body to re-balance and re-build wellness? Rather than being aggressive and viewing the answer to disease as something from outside the body, I choose to view all people as having an innate powerful healing ability within themselves. When this ability is ignited it can bring about positive and lasting changes in the body, mind, and spirit!
Therefore, my goal is to use my talents, gifts, and education in Naturopathic, Functional, and Integrative medicine to empower people to allow wellness into their lives. I want people to realize that they can re-gain control of their own health through applying the philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine and treating themselves with gentle care.
I believe everyone should be treated as an individual with a holistic model of mind, body and spirit and where clients and healthcare providers work as a team. I incorporate the training I received in the basic medical sciences and the core clinical sciences with the philosophy of naturopathic, functional, and mind-body Medicine to unify biological science with a belief in the body’s innate healing ability.
You don’t have to live in the belief system that having a dis-ease is something that just happens and is “uncurable”. My vision, along with my team members, is to create a healthcare environment where you thrive, not just survive and to help faciliate YOU to bring your body back into its natural state of wellness.
Naturopathic Physician’s Oath
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of Naturopathic medicine. I will honor my teachers and all who have preserved and developed this knowledge, and dedicate myself to supporting the growth and evolution of Naturopathic medicine.
I will endeavor to continually improve my abilities as a healer through study, reflection, and genuine concern for humanity.
I will impart knowledge of the advanced healing arts to dedicated colleagues and students.
Through precept, lecture, and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families, and future generations.
According to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment, which follow the principles of Naturopathic medicine:
• First of all, to do no harm.
• To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature.
• To address the fundamental causes of disease.
• To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
• To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
I will conduct my life and the practice of Naturopathic health care with vigilance, integrity, and freedom from prejudice.
I will abstain from voluntary acts of injustice and corruption. I will keep confidential whatever I am privileged to witness, whether professionally or privately, that should not be divulged.
With my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.