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About Naturopathic Medicine Print E-mail

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness.

A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a primary health care provider much like your GP (General Practitioner or “Family doctor”) however a Naturopathic Doctor will choose to use natural treatment methods rather than prescription drugs to assist their patients. They provide services that are complementary to conventional medicine and work closely with other health-care providers such as medical doctors, chiropractors, dentists, physiotherapists, counselors, massage therapists, etc. so the patient may benefit from the specific skills of each.

With a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education , Naturopathic practitioners are specialists in natural medicine and preventative health care, integrating scientific knowledge with traditional healing wisdom.

The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness , rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. Treatment is individualized and takes into consideration the specific needs of every patient.

Chronic and acute conditions all benefit from naturopathic care. These include:

Acute illness:
  • Ear infections, sore throats
  • Colds, coughs, flu
  • Headaches
  • Women's Conditions:
  • Menstrual problems, pain, PMS
  • Endometriosis, fibroids
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Chronic illness:
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia
  • Allergies, asthma, environmental illness
  • Heart problems: High BP, high cholesterol
  • Digestive complaints: IBS/ IBD, constipation
  • Skin problems: Eczema, acne, rashes
  • Other:
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Hyperactivity and Attention deficit disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Insomnia
  • A Naturopathic Doctor has extensive training in a wide range of safe, non-invasive treatment options. These therapies include: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and lifestyle counseling .

    Naturopathic Medicine is covered under most extended health care plans. Check with your insurance provider today!