Naturopathic Medicine

About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is an approach to patient care that focuses on building health rather than simply fighting disease. It’s based on the belief that the human body is a complex system with innate ability to heal itself.

In the Naturopathic Medical model, health and disease are seen as manifestations of complex interactions among physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors in the patient’s life. Symptoms are not the cause of disease but expressions of the body’s attempt to heal itself.


Naturopathic Medicine at the Raby Institute

At the Raby Institute, our Naturopathic doctors adhere to the principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

  • Let Nature heal
  • Identify and treat the underlying cause
  • Do no harm
  • The physician as teacher
  • Treat the whole person
  • Prevention

We can promise an in-depth look at your lifestyle and health concerns, led by compassionate and highly trained professionals. Our Naturopathic doctors empower their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies (such as botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, and hydrotherapy) to enhance the body’s innate ability to ward off and combat disease. Ultimately, in naturopathic medicine, it is the patient, not the doctor, who creates or accomplishes healing.

Is Naturopathic Medicine for Me?

The roots of naturopathic medicine go back thousands of years, drawing on the healing wisdom of many cultures including Indian (Ayurvedic), Chinese (Taoist), Greek (Hippocratic), Arabian, Egyptian, Native American, and European (monastic medicine) traditions. People from all walks of life and health backgrounds seeking a more holistic, natural, and noninvasive approach to healing and optimal wellness can benefit from this approach.

Meet Our Providers

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our Naturopathic Medicine Specialist:

Katherine Chavez (Lik)

Katherine Chavez (Lik), ND

Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Homeopathy

Schedule an Appointment