Naturopathic Principles

Naturopathic Principles 2017-11-12T23:06:43+00:00

  • First Do No Harm

  • Identify and Treat the Cause

  • Treat the Whole Person

  • Use the Healing Power of Nature

  • Educate Patients

  • Prevent Future Illness


The 6 Principles of Naturopathy are the cornerstones of Naturopathic Medicine.

While there are variations of the 6 Naturopathic Principles in wording, they rely on the Naturopathic Doctor’s belief that nature is the best healer.

From the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medicine Colleges:

Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. Above all, it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal.

The 6 Naturopathic Principles in Latin:

  1. Primum non nocere
  2. Vis medicatrix naturae
  3. Tolle causam
  4. Tolle totum
  5. Docere
  6. Praevenire