The second principle of naturopathic medicine is to trust the Vis Medicatrix Naturae, the healing power of nature.
At the core of the human body, lies a template of perfect health; a body that is healthy, beautiful, balanced. If the human body is capable of developing from a teeny-tiny cell, it is surely capable of healing itself. Trust in nature--in the body--in order to maintain or restore good health.
Naturopathic medicine aims to teach patients to work with nature to restore or maintain their state of perfect health, through the identification of health impediments and through the establishment of healthy environments, both internally and externally.