Removing Obstacles to Cure…With Safe Natural Therapies
A primary problem with medical care in the United States is that it emphasizes treatments and procedures that suppress symptoms, rather than methods that resolve the fundamental (underlying) causes of ill health. Doctors and hospitals are compensated for the services they provide, rather than the results they achieve. There is no economic incentive to cure anyone.
There is a better proven way, but it needs financial support to be realized.
Naturopathic Physicians, currently licensed or registered in 20 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, use a different philosophy. This philosophy emphasizes finding the underlying disturbances that cause ill health, treating each individual as unique, considering each patient’s total physical and emotional status, and most importantly following the Hippocratic admonition “Do No Harm”. Their mission is to help each individual learn how to be well.
For over 100 years, Naturopathic Physicians have taught their patients how sensible changes in their diet and lifestyle can allow them to reverse even the most severe disease processes. Naturopathic Physicians can comprehend how chronic illnesses develop, when the vital forces that normally act to keep us well are weakened. Using these insights, disease can be reversed by removing obstacles to cure – rather than using drugs to suppress symptoms, that are simply the outward manifestation of a more fundamental disturbance. There are sensible ways for each of us to reinforce and enhance our innate ability to clear the toxins that undermine the restoration of health and to strengthen all the natural processes that normally maintain good health.
At this critical juncture, what the Naturopathic profession needs most is residencies and Centers of Excellence that will raise the profile of naturopathic medicine to make the curative treatments it can offer more accessible and more widely accepted. While the naturopathic medical schools provide a good basic four-year education in naturopathic medicine, the profession has limited opportunities for internships and residencies. Many graduates of these schools would benefit enormously from the mentoring and development of their skills.
The Naturopathic Medicine Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that recognizes that the highest ideal in medicine arises from the healing power of nature.
By supporting Clinical Centers of Excellence the Institute will demonstrate the effectiveness of Naturopathic Medicine to treat challenging chronic health problems, in settings where graduate physicians and apprentices learn to achieve their fullest potential as healers.
The Institute educates health care providers and the public in the vitalistic perspective of the true origins of health problems, focusing on practical and effective ways in which people can be empowered to regain and maintain optimal health.
To support this paradigm-changing effort see the many ways you can contribute to the success of The Institute.
This is your opportunity to help shift the way we think about health care in America!
The Naturopathic Medicine Institute envisions a world where enjoying optimal health allows people to reach their highest potential for inspired creativity. It asserts that the highest ideal in health care must act in concert with the healing power of nature.
The Naturopathic Medicine Institute is a dynamic collaboration of physicians and the public, promoting a rational approach to achieving optimal health.
To accomplish this we:
- Train physicians to achieve the highest ideals in medicine,
- Create clinical Centers of Excellence that demonstrate the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine, and
- Inspire an understanding that safe, effective natural methods of achieving optimal health will improve health care.