Naturopathy: and why Mai keeps bringing it up…

January 15, 2009

I have chosen to become a naturopathic physician to assist a growing team in offering a safer, all inclusive health practice for all things, worldwide. I am interested in botanical, homeopathic, and Asian medicine, drama therapy, nutrition, and the history of naturopathic medicine.

In my early twenties, I began having innate feelings about how to deal with my own health conditions and concern about how my current healthcare situation was going. I would investigate alternative ways to deal with my most concerning conditions. I did not like the way I felt in my body and mind taking so many prescription drugs. Unfortunately, I did not feel comfortable bringing these concerns to my primary care physician. I was looking for something more without knowing it.

All things, organic and inorganic, suffer from a lack of naturopathic principles and influence. The term holistic in reference to medicine is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.” We need all inclusive, conventional, alternative, progressive medicine. I do not believe anyone can fully recover from anything significant without addressing all aspects of the person. We can stimulate our bodies’ natural defenses, first. Finding the safest way to support our bodies into protecting itself should be healthcare’s first concern.

The naturopathic principle that speaks to me most clearly is Do No Harm. This idea lends to truth, honesty, cleanliness, purity and peace. In all aspects, it is the most logical way to live. I prefer natural remedies over synthetic drugs which do not work with our bodies as well as botanicals and herbals. I truly believe living more naturally in every aspect will promote better mental, emotional, and social health. Many have no inclination this is possible. Therefore, it is my obligation to add to this health and healing. The best way for me to do this is to become a physician of naturopathy. I want the opportunity to help in the healing that naturopathic medicine provides.


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