The Healing Power of Nature
Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Naturopathic Medicine is a powerful and enabling system of health care. The principle of the Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) is the self-organizing and healing force found in all living things…including you! This force establishes, maintains, and restores health using its own natural process. Naturopathic doctors believe this healing process to be energetic, ordered, and intelligent.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
Identifying and removing obstacles to health and recover is the art and science of naturopathic medicine. Fever, inflammation, and infection are not the overall disease; instead they are your body’s way of announcing that there are imbalances in your system. Correcting these imbalances is the first step to restoring your health and eliminating the basis of disease. In following the naturopathic order, Dr. Baugh will seek beyond the symptoms in order to treat the underlying cause of imbalances in your body.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Naturopathic physicians utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies available; our goal is to tap into your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Licensed by the State of Utah to diagnose and treat all medical conditions, our goal at Naturopathic Medical, PC, is to not only treat your condition, but also to support your Vis! Naturopathic doctors are the only physician-level specialists licensed in both natural and prescription medicines, giving us an advantage over the more conventional approach. You can be assured that the benefits you’ll receive through choosing a naturopathic treatment will far outweigh the chance of risk.
The Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
The word “doctor” is derived from the Latin word docere which means to instruct, teach, or point out. Naturopathic medicine provides a sustainable model of health care by bringing awareness to your responsibility for your health as we teach you how to best care for your body and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Teaching with hope, knowledge, and understanding is what we at Naturopathic Medical strive to bring back into the doctor/patient relationship. Our goal is to not only to be great team members on your cooperative health care team, but also to be compassionate mentors. As we teach you, we learn with you.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
You are a spiritual, emotional, physical, social, genetic being. Good health results from a delicate yet complex balance of these forces; on the other hand, disease evolves when any one of these forces are out of balance. Each of these forces combine to create your healthy internal and external environments—a complicated process that requires a delicate yet complex balance. Naturopathic Medical take an individualized, comprehensive approach to this balance, resulting in diagnosis, treatment, and optimal health.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As you strengthen your health, you improve your chances of fighting off illness and disease. Dr. Baugh’s treatments are custom-designed to help you build a healthy lifestyle environment; preventing illness and minimizing the risk of disease are at the core.