Dr. Moore says that our health is related to what we eat, our lifestyle, exercise, sleep and outlook. She treats the whole person, not just a specific body part or set of symptoms. Dr. Moore acts as a guide for your health journey, helping you bring balance to your physical, mental and emotional components. She follows the Naturopathic principles listed below.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Mediacatrix Naturae)
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 Cause (Tolle Causaum)
Seek to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
- 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
- Acknowledge, respect and work with individuals’ self-healing process
The Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
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.
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.