Naturopathic Health & Wellness
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern, traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. If you are dealing with other health conditions, such as, Crohns, IBS, auto-immune disease, fatigue, or other chronic disease, Dr Lemmon can work with you and the healing power of nature to restore health and balance to your entire system.
Naturopathic Doctors work with 6 foundational principles:
The Healing Power of Nature– Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process
Identify and Treat the Causes– The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm– Naturopathic physicians follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat; Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; andAcknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
Doctor as Teacher– Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person– Naturopathic physicians treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.
Prevention– Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
Dr Lemmon strives to embody these six principles in his practice and daily life. Through the designing of custom treatment plans, you can begin your journey to healing chronic pain and illness today.