The past 30 years has seen an increase in consumer demand
for natural, safe, effective and cost-effective health care. The Increased number of chronic diseases, obesity, chronic pain and increased in drug dependency and with its side effects, consumers are in demand for change. Naturopathic
medicine has emerged as the health-care profession best suited to meet
this demand. Naturopathic medicine almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century due to the popularity of drugs and surgery. Naturopathic medicine
now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the
health-care systems of North America in the twenty-first century.
Naturopathic Physician (ND) attends four-year post-graduate professional level of naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic science as an MD, in addition to holistic and nontoxic approach to healing with emphasis on disease prevention and holistic wellness. Naturopathic Doctors study all the conventional medical sciences while
also completing extensive academic and clinical education in the use of
natural medicines. Medical science coursework includes cardiology,
neurology, radiology, obstetrics, gynecology, immunology, dermatology, and pediatrics. Naturopathic physicians are the only primary care physicians clinically trained in wide variety of natural medicine and therapies. Modalities of Naturopathic treatment may include: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Lifestyle& Nutritional Counseling, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathic medicine, Minor surgery, Mind/Body Medicine/Counseling and Physical Medicine and Spinal Manipulation. The state of Texas has not yet licensed Naturopathic Doctors, therefore Dr. Pacia cannot diagnose, prescribe, and perform minor surgeries. The states that currently license naturopathic medicine are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Colombia,Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Our main focus is to remove obstacles to cure as well as prevention. True Health and Wellness Ctr does not provide medical care advice as well as does not substitute for medical care. Please consult your medical physician regarding any health needs you may have.
The following principles are the foundation of Naturopathic Medicine practice:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic
medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is
ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and
remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment
this inherent self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the root Cause (Toll Causam):The
naturopathic doctor seeks to identify and remove the
underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopathic doctor follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of
harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and
Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic doctor educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for
health. They also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the
Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic doctor treat each patient by taking into account individual
physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other
factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic
physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual
Prevention: Naturopathic doctor emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk
factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making
appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent