Dr. White became a naturopathic doctor because she truly believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and to keep itself in balance. She sees patients of all ages at Portland Natural Medicine, teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), and hosts a radio show, Tune in to Your Body.
Naturopathic medicines and methods minimize the risk of harm and apply the least possible amount of intervention to diagnose illness and restore your health.
The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains, and restores your health.
Individual health is affected by many factors: physical, mental, genetic, epigenetic, emotional, environmental, spiritual, and social. All of these factors are taken into account and all of you is treated.
Symptoms are the body’s way of letting you know something is out of balance. Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur. The goal is to treat the causes of your disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress its symptoms.
A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate you and emphasize self-responsibility for your health. That is why initial visits are 1 to 2 hours long and we at Natural Family Health invite you to workshops and talks about naturopathic medicine, exercise, nutrition, and other natural living choices. Return office visits are typically 30 to 60 minutes long to include time for conversation and education.
The prevention of disease and the attainment of your optimal health in patients are the primary objectives of naturopathic medicine. In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living. Naturopathic doctors assess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions, in partnership with their patients, to prevent illness.