Our objective, mission & vision
The study, defence, and development of the economic, social and moral interests of our members. R. S. 1964, c. 146, s. 6.
The primary mission of the Confédération des Praticiens en Médecine Douce du Québec (CPMDQ) is to bring together a large number of members who share a common interest in promoting the self-healing of the body through the application of natural and holistic methods for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
In their multidisciplinary practices, the CPMDQ members involve their patients on all planes of being because they assume that the human being, in the globality and “wholeness” that characterize him, can express himself on different planes: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, energetic, socio-cultural and even planetary (ecology).
The Confederation’s mission is also to bring together union federations, professional syndicates, and union locals.
Natural medicine: definition, benefits and practices
Natural medicine takes into consideration all aspects of the person and seeks to act, not on the symptom, but on the cause. Primarily a preventive medicine, natural medicine aims to maintain and/or restore health through natural means such as exercise, breathing, relaxation, healthy eating, herbal medicine, homeopathy, manual therapy, soul therapy, and more.
The practitioner of natural medicine seeks to restore the self-healing abilities inherent in each person and his or her approach is to build on the strengths in order to counterbalance the weaknesses. To this end, the practitioner of natural medicine establishes a vitality assessment, which is not a diagnosis but which intends, by various natural means, to measure the level of vitality, to estimate the overloads and deficiencies to stimulate and reinforce these capacities.
The practitioner of natural medicine has a double mission, that of a therapist, who allows the person to regain health, and that of a health educator, who gives advice on vital hygiene, with the aim of keeping the person healthy in the long term. A practitioner of natural medicine must not create dependency with his clients but rather guide them on the path to health by making them actors of their own health, in an autonomous way.