1)     First, Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)

  • Utilize methods and medicinal substances, which minimize the risks of harmful side effects;
  • Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;
  • Acknowledge and respect each individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat the underlying illness.

2)     Support the Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)

  • Supporting and restoring the inherent healing ability of the body, mind, and spirit to prevent further disease from occurring;
  • Identifying and removing obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this order and intelligent healing abilities.

3)     Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)

  • To determine and to treat the underlying/root cause rather than simply managing or suppressing the presenting symptoms (viewed as the body’s natural attempt to heal).

4)     Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)

  • Each person is unique and requires individualized care;
  • Treating the entire person, not a specific organ or system of the body;
  • Taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and spiritual including any other contributing factors.

5)     Doctor as Teacher (Docere)

  • Providing knowledge, education and information to allow patients to make an informed decision regarding their bodies and health.

6)     Disease Prevention, Healthy Living and Wellness (Praevenire)

  • Wellness is inherent in everyone;
  • Prevention is the best “cure”;
  • Emphasize healthy daily habits, assess risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease;
  • Encouraging individual responsibility for health.