Naturopathic Medicine: Primum Non Nocere

Naturopathic Medicine: Primum Non Nocere

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week I have created daily podcasts covering the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine with regard to how they shape my practice and benefit my clients.  Naturopathic Medicine: Primum Non Nocere | HealthE Coaching Podcast

Primum Non Nocere

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  • Primum Non Nocere (First, Do No Harm): Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
    • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
    • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing processes.

Previous Podcasts in Naturopathic Principles Series:

  1. Vis Medicatrix Naturae (By the Healing Power of Nature)






definition adopted from AANP: Definition of Naturopathic Medicine
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