Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Recognizes the inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
Identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary; avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
Educate and encourage self-responsibility for health.
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
Take into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors.
Focus on overall health, wellness.