Naturopathic Medicine

          Naturopathic Medicine is a healing art that uses a specific therapeutic order to address an illness at its roots and avoid side effects, further damage, or progression of disease whenever possible.  First, we identify and remove any causes of disease or obstacles to cure, then we establish a healthy regimen. This typically involves an evaluation on current lifestyle patterns and habits and invites healthy changes around diet, sleep, physical activity, and stress management/mindfulness.  Sometimes this is enough for the body to heal. Often it is necessary to use the various modalities in our natural medicine toolkits to stimulate the self healing mechanisms and support weakened or damaged systems of the body. These modalities include homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrient supplementation, and physical bodywork amongst others. Only when necessary are less gentle medicines like pharmaceuticals used.  At Aluna, we strive to keep you as natural and in harmony with nature as can be.

The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

Vis Medicatrix Nature: The Healing Power of Nature

The body, a part of nature, has the inherent ability to heal itself.

 

Tolle Causam: Identify and Treat the Cause

A disease is more than its symptoms.

 

Primum Non Nocer: First, Do No Harm
Begin with the most natural and least harmful therapies.

 

Docere: Doctor as Teacher
The latin root of "doctor" means teacher.  Educating patients empowers their health decisions.

 

Tolle Totem: Treat the Whole Person
The body is viewed as a complex, interconnected system. 

 

Preventare: Prevention
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

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Portland, OR 97214

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drdeanna@alunanaturalmedicine.com