Naturopathic Medicine

All traditional medicine is essentially naturopathic in its focus on harmonizing and tonifying the natural healing or wholing abilities of the human being. The West has its own history of traditional naturopathic medicine going back to the Greek, Roman, Persian, and European cultures of Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna, and Paracelsus. Samuel Hahnemann brought this concept up to date by recognizing the disappearance of these practices and restoring them through his creation of Heilkunst – or Healing Art. The true physician practices the complete medical art of Physick which affects both the life-sustaining principle of the bodily vehicle and its vital energy, and the life-generating principle of the dynamic mind or spirit. While Oriental Medicine remains the most complete historical form of naturopathic medicine, modern naturopathic medicine is currently elaborating traditional practice through scientific developments in nutrition, dietetics, orthomolecular pharmacy and vitamin therapy, cleansing and detoxification, and other modalities.