Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using the healing power of nature. Focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments, Naturopathic doctors support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Naturopathic Medicine aims to treat the root cause of  illness or disease, rather than simply treat or suppress the symptoms. The patient is seen as a whole person and the ND takes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions into account to diagnose and make a treatment plan.

What can Naturopathic Medicine treat?

Naturopathic Doctors are primary care physicians and can treat patients of varying ages and stages of life; from infants to elders. A wide variety of chronic & acute conditions may benefit from treatment by NDs. Common conditions treated include Allergies & Environmental Illness,
Arthritis, Cardiovascular disease, Digestive Disorders, Chronic fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Infertility, Menopausal problem, Colds & flu, Low Immune system, Ear, Throat infection, Fibrocystic Disorder, Headaches/Migraine, Low Energy/Stress, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure/High cholesterol, Weight Control.

What treatment therapies are used?
Naturopathic Doctors use Nutritional Medicine, Nutritional counselling, Botanical medicine – herbs, Asian medicine & Acupuncture, Homeopathic medicine, Lifestyle Counselling, Physical therapies, in naturopathic treatment.

The Naturopathic treatments emphasizes on non-toxic natural source medicines and gentle noninvasive treatments. The side effects are rare and NDs are knowledgeable about contraindications between naturopathic remedies and conventional medicines. ND’s are also trained to recognize conditions which are outside their scope of practice and refer to other health care practitioners when it is appropriate to do so.

What to Expect from Your Naturopathic Doctor
The Naturopathic Doctor will take an in depth history and may do a complaint oriented physical examination during your initial visit. If you have had any blood work done recently or reports from your doctor you should bring them with you.

Fee schedules vary depending on the length of the visit and the ND’s practice focus. Many private health insurance companies provide full or partial coverage under extended health care plans. Please check your policy for details. Patients are encouraged to request that their policy includes coverage of all Naturopathic services.