Naturopathic Medicine emphasises disease prevention and the promotion of optimal health through natural therapeutics. It encourages the body's innate self-healing process called the "vis medicatrix naturae" by blending centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current scientific advances in health and human systems. Its scope of practice includes all aspects of family care, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Naturopathic Doctors (ND's) are the most extensively trained practitioners in alternative medicine. In addition to the basic medical sciences and conventional diagnostics, naturopathic training includes many alternative medicine modalities, please visit to understand the breadth of Dr Perch's training. Naturopathic Doctors tailor care to the individual patient, emphasising prevention and self-care.

Naturopathic Doctors are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics. However, ND's cooperate with all branches of medicine and refer and interact with medical doctors and surgeons when appropriate. Our practice is based on the same basic medical science foundation that a conventional medical practice is. It is the philosophies and approaches to treatment that differ considerably.

The six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities
of naturopathic medicine include:

First Do No Harm

Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.

The Healing Power of Nature

The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The Physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies.

Discover and Treat the Cause

Physicians seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. The origin of disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.

Treat the Whole Person

The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person, including the body and mind.

The Physician is a Teacher

The Physician's major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health.

Prevention is the Best "Cure"

Naturopathic Physicians are preventive medicine specialists. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports health.