Sustainable Health & Wellness
Guided by a belief in preserving and perpetuating balance, sustainable medicine is a new paradigm in Health & Wellness that recognises the importance of an individualised level of care that supports long-term wellness. Sustainable medicine follows six principles...
1. The Healing Power of Nature – Vis Medicatrix Naturae
All life has an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing ability. Our clinicans act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery to facilitate this process.
2. Identify and Treat the Causes – Tolle Causam
The clinician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
3. First Do No Harm – Primum Non Nocere
We strive to use treatments and medicinal substances which minimise the risk of harmful side-effects and are the least invasive to both the patient and the environment.
4. Doctor as Teacher – Docere
Clinicians at Chiron educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health.
5. Treat the Whole Person
Each patient is seen as an individual rather than a symptom, picture or disease label, taking into account their unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors.
Naturopathic clinicians emphasise the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients.