Medicine by Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body's self-regenerative powers and harnessing the restorative power of nature. Naturopathic doctors endeavor to treat the whole person by taking into account the emotional, genetic, and environmental factors that have influenced their state of health. Naturopathic doctors emphasize natural remedies. Naturopathic doctors work to identify and eliminate the cause of disease, and are guided by seven basic principles:

Seven Principles

  1. The healing power of nature - Facilitate each individual's own healing processes
  2. First do no harm - Use therapies that support the body rather than damage it
  3. Find the cause - Don't just relieve symptoms
  4. Treat the whole person - Fully appreciate the web-like nature of mind, body, spirit and biochemical function
  5. Preventive medicine - Optimize and individualize lifestyle to avoid disease
  6. Wellness promotion - Facilitate high-level wellness by optimizing physiological function
  7. Doctor as teacher - Fully engage each person in his or her healing process

Durango Natural Medicine

2257 Main Avenue, Suite A    |   Durango, Colorado 81301 

970-247-0737    |   833-377-0523 (fax)