Naturopathic Medicine involves the principles and practice of natural living and healing. It is a distinct system of medicine — a philosophy, science, art and practice — which seeks the promotion of health through the modern medical sciences combined with the age-old wisdom of traditional medicine.
The human body possess a tremendous potential to heal itself and contains the largest pharmacy in the world. When we harness this incredible resource and gently remove the obstacles out of the path to recovery, we can stimulate and ignite this internal healing power to shift from disease and illness to health and well-being.
Naturopathic Medicine is a wholistic approach to health, a medicine for people who have diseases, not just for the disease itself. Each person responds in unique ways to his or her environment physically and psychologically. Each person has individualized strengths, weaknesses and needs.
Treating the whole person entails a search for the causes at many levels in the attempt to eliminate the fundamental causes of illness and not simply removing the symptoms.
Since the ultimate direction of someones’s health resides within him or her, the naturopathic doctor tries to stimulate and assist that direction by showing the patient how to remove the obstacles to its expression.
Dr Hardy uses homeopathy and whole food nutrition as his primary tools but incorporates the use of specific herbs, vitamins and minerals when appropriate in the short term to enhance the recovery process. Conventional blood work and specialized testing for food sensitivities are recommended for people with autoimmune diseases and other chronic inflammatory disorders.