The tie that binds naturopathic physicians is the oath they all declare, in cap and gown, swearing before their peers, their loved ones, and the communities they will serve. This oath embodies the six principles of naturopathic medicine and the professions’ commitment to the health of our patients and the planet.
The naturopathic profession is a unique one, guided by a strong conviction and dedication to prevention, individualized care and honoring of the individual’s ability to heal.
The following is the oath our graduates commit themselves to uphold.
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of naturopathic medicine.
By precept, education and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations.
I will continually endeavour to improve my abilities.
I will conduct my life and practice of naturopathic medicine with integrity and freedom from prejudice.
I will keep confident what should not be divulged.
I will honor the principles of naturopathic medicine:
First, to do no harm.
To co-operate with the healing powers of nature.
To address the fundamental causes of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.
With my whole heart, before these witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.