Natural Medicine Treatments in Portland
Build Health, Don't Simply Fight Disease
The physicians at Urban Wellness Group of Portland are experts in the practice of holistic and natural medicine. We work with you to honor and strengthen your body’s innate healing potential while focusing on treating the root cause of your symptoms, not simply masking them.
We empower you through education to take a proactive role in your own health. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or if you have additional questions, please contact the front desk at at (503) 476-9651.
Our Natural Medicine Services
When you work with a physician at Urban Wellness Group, you will be able to choose from a full spectrum of proven natural treatments, including:
Each treatment will be tailored to meet your personal needs and your wellness goals. Our physicians will offer you their continual support in the ultimate goal of physical, mental, and emotional health.
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The Principles of Natural Medicine
The healing power of nature -- vis medicatrix naturae
The body has the ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force.
The physician’s role is to facilitate this process, to identify and remove obstacles to health, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.
Identify and treat the cause -- tolle causam
Illness does not occur without cause. Underlying causes of disease must be discovered and removed or treated before a person can recover completely from illness.
Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease. Naturopathic medicine primarily addresses the underlying causes of disease, rather than merely the symptoms.
First do no harm -- primum no nocere
The process of healing includes the creation of symptoms, which are expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process.
Treat the whole person -- in perturbato animo sicut in corpore sanitas esse non potest
Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors.
The physician must treat the whole person by taking all of these factors into account. The harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual is essential to recovery from and prevention of disease.
The physician as teacher -- docere
Beyond an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the physician must work to create a healthy and sensitive interpersonal relationship with the patient.
The physician is a catalyst for healthful change, empowering and motivating the patient to assume responsibility. It is the patient, not the doctor, who ultimately creates or accomplishes healing.
Prevention -- principiis obsta: sero medicina curatur
The ultimate goal of Naturopathic medicine is prevention - accomplished through education and promotion of lifestyle habits that foster good health.
The physician assesses risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and makes appropriate interventions. The emphasis is on building health rather than on fighting disease.
What to Expect at Urban Wellness Group
Urban Wellness Group’s relaxed and comfortable environment will help you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door. When you visit our SE Portland clinic for your natural medicine appointment, here’s what you can expect:
We value and respect your time, comfort, and health.
Contact Urban Wellness Group
Urban Wellness Group is conveniently located at 49th and Division in SE Portland. Call at (503) 476-9651 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our practice.