In Naturopathic Medicine, arguably the most important thing we are taught is to understand the paradigm within which we function. It is the philosophy that unifies our profession, not the modalities. Naturopaths view the patient as a unique, complex, interrelated, whole person guided by innate healing wisdom. It focuses on the restoration of optimal health by providing the body with the nutrients it needs, rather than treating individual symptoms.
Understanding HOW we approach each individual patient and WHY we choose what we do to treat is the most important.