Available at Academy Natural Health Clinic
4920 Dundas St. West, Suite 303 (free parking)
Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 1B7
(416) 234-1451

Meet the Naturopathic Doctor that treats Pain with Low Intensity Laser Therapy

Many of my patients take medication for pain and I suggest LILT. The success rate to reduce pain and inflamation is about 95% reducing the need for medication.


Low Intensity Laser Therapy has evolved from predecessor lasers to modern laser therapy systems.

Clinically verified Laser Therapies eliminate pain and inflammation in acute and chronic conditions. Laser therapy is drug free, pain free, non-invasive, with no known side effects.

Probably the greatest beneficiaries of this technology are individuals that suffer from back pain and arthritis. This includes athletes suffering from myofascitis, facet joint syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and disc herniations with nerve root compression. More significantly, dramatic effects are obtained by sufferers of chronic degenerative osteoarthritis accompanied by spinal/foraminal stenosis with attendant neurological complications. It promotes healing for many physiological conditions, is used by most professional sports teams to repair injuries, and is one of the most effective methods of healing available today.

With "back problems" laser therapy should be the universal treatment approach and clearly establish its role as the treatment of choice.

Dr. Patricia Gabryl, B.Sc., Hon., ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Patricia Gabryl, ND is a specialist, medical director and licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in private practice at the Academy Natural Health Clinic in Toronto. She is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree holding a double specialist degree in Human Biology and Molecular Biology and completed her doctorate at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Patricia Gabryl, ND is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Naturopath, Naturopath Doctor: Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, low intensity laser therapy and lifestyle counselling.

A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner that seeks to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature�s inherent self-healing process. A Naturopathic Doctor views the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting health. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than disease as an entity. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. Treatments are chosen based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms.

Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They cooperate with other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession�s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.


January 7, 2010