is Naturopathic Medicine?
Medicine is a holistic approach to health. It is designed
to treat the person as a whole (mind, body, spirit) and not
just the disease.
is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
of disease using natural therapies with a focus on optimizing
health and well-being through individualized patient care
and public education.
How can Naturopathic Medicine Help?
Doctors are general practitioners of natural medicine who
deliver health care fallowing these Naturopathic principles:
||Identify and treat the cause of
disease and avoid suppression of symptoms
||Respect and encourage the innate
self-healing of the individual
||Provide diagnosis and treatment
with the least amount of force and symptom suppression.
||Individualize treatment to unify
and balance physical, mental and emotional well-being
||Teach healthy lifestyle choices
to prevent disease and promote well-being of each individual
within a community and globally
Who is a Naturopathic Doctor?
of naturopathic medicine are specialists in natural medicine
and preventive health care, integrating scientific knowledge
with traditional healing wisdom. They are health-care professional
who use safe, gentle, non-invasive therapies to assist the
whole person in maximizing the body’s inherent self-healing
training does a Naturopathic Doctor receive?
doctors are a regulated profession in Ontario. A licensed
and registered ND has received at least 4 years of post-graduate
training from an accredited naturopathic medical institution.
Pre-admission requirements include three years of pre-medical
studies at a university. Training includes basic, medical,
and clinical science; diagnostics; naturopathic principals
and therapeutics; and extensive clinical experience under
the supervision of licensed naturopathic doctors. Graduates
receive the title “N.D.” or Naturopathic Doctor.
Graduates must pass rigorous board examinations to be eligible
to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor.
What should I expect during a visit?
first visit with Tannaz is 1– 1.5 hours long and includes
a thorough intake and physical examination. Any recent lab,
imaging or other results will be evaluated and if more recent
workup is required proper referral will be made. This visit
is mostly information gathering for proper evaluation.
second visit is 45minutes long. During this visit a treatment
plan will be discussed and started.
visits are also 45minutes long. You may expect weekly or bi-monthly
visits at the start of your treatment.
Naturopathic Services covered by OHIP
Naturopathic Medicine is not covered
through OHIP. However many private health insurance plans
provide coverage for naturopathic treatments.