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Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine combines traditional therapies
with modern medicine.  It is appropriate for all physical health conditions, preventative health care, mental and emotional well being. 

How are we similar to MD’s? 

We are...

Licensed physicians 
Regulated by Board of Examiners 
Continuing education required 
Write prescriptions for pharmaceuticals 
Draw blood, request labs, imaging 
Give IV’s, vaccinations 
Perform physical exams, pap, prostate, lung, heart, etc

How are we different? 

In our...

Philosophy and Principles 
How we practice medicine 
Order of therapy applied 
Types of Therapies used 
Don’t perform major surgery 
Don’t prescribe Class 1 and 2 medications

What is our Philosophy?

1. Primum Non Nocere 

   First of all, do no harm 
   Naturopathic physicians use effective and safe medicine

2. Tolle Causum 

   Address the cause 
   Naturopathic physicians will address the patient in a holistic 
   way, looking at all aspects including physical, mental, 
   emotional, and/or spiritual 

3. Vis Medicatrix Naturae 

   To act in cooperation with the healing power of nature. 
   Our bodies have innate wisdom and strength 
   The healing process is ordered and intelligent 
   The goal of Naturopathic physicians is to...
         Identify and remove obstacles to health 
         Establish a healthy internal environment 
         Establish a healthy external environment 

4. Tolle Totum 

   To heal the whole person through individualized treatment 
   No two patients with the same “disease” have the 
   same presentation of symptoms

5. Docere 

   Doctor as educator… Naturopathic physicians will teach...
         Principles of healthy living 
         Explanation of the biochemistry of the body
         How to understand the connection between 
            our thoughts, emotions and our health 
         And much more..

6. Prevention

  Prevention is the best medicine 
   Reduce your risk of disease by changing your lifestyle now! 
   Enhance your bodies internal environment to prevent heart 
         attack, stroke, cancer, arthritis 
   Changing our environment can help us overcome genetic 
         predispositions to certain health conditions.

I enjoy being a Naturopathic doctor in Scottsdale and Homeopathic doctor in Phoenix, Arizona.  Most of all I enjoy working for and with my community to improve their overall wellness and quality of life.

Thanks again for your interest,

Dr. Wendy Wells


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