Primary Care: Our naturopathic physicians provide all the services of a regular primary care physicians using both natural and conventional testing and medicines.

Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Naturopathic Medicine  Click the link to read more about this branch within Glow.

Our Naturopaths

Dr. Katie Ferree Women’s health, fertility

Dr. Suhyeon In Primary care, digestive health, cardiovascular disease

About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care – an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice:

Naturopathic Principles

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body has an inherent self-healing process which is ordered and intelligent. We act to identify and remove obstacles to promote healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): 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 (Primum Non Nocere): 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
    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing process.
  • 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 (Tolle Totum): We 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 (Preventare): Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease – assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine is committed to the creation of a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.

Naturopathic Methods

 Naturopathic medicine is defined by its principles. Methods and modalities are selected and applied based upon these principles in relationship to the individual needs of each patient. Diagnostics and therapeutic methods are selected from various sources and systems, and will continue to evolve with the progress of knowledge.

These modalities include:

  • Nutritional medicine
  • Supplements and botanical medicine
  • Naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy
  • Public health measures and hygiene
  • Diet and lifestyle counseling
  • Minor surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • Laboratory and clinical diagnosis.