|DR. GARY FERGUSON :: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES CONSULTANT|
Healthy Communities ConsuLting
First do no harm
Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means "first, do no harm." It is attributed to Hippocrates, who is considered the Father of Medicine in Western culture. In today's world of healthcare, this phrase is an important guide as we navigate the best choice to treat dis-ease. Naturopathic Medicine's philosophy entails us utilizing methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, along with using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat. We avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms; and acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.