Vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature – is the core tenet of a system of medicine known as nature cure. This power describes the healing ability inherent to the body that is governed by the laws of nature. Nature – being both the sum total of the forces at work throughout the universe and the elements of the natural world, such as mountains, rivers, plants and animals – is ordered and intelligent. The human body has a natural state, and when it is thrown into disequilibrium the body experiences “dis-ease”. Human biology is self-regulating, it naturally corrects and adjusts to reach a homeostatic equilibrium. Nature Cure practitioners acknowledge that the nature of human biology, as the nature of the Universe, is to maintain equilibrium. It is my belief that a physician’s primary role is to identify and remove obstacles of equilibrium and to facilitate and augment the natural healing ability both within the individual and also within the larger community.