Naturopathy

Naturopathic Medicine Treatments…

Red Tree Wellness is pleased to offer Naturopathic Medicine at our clinic! Naturopathic Medicine is being offered independently, through the below practitioners. Please contact them directly for appointments and more information:

Dr. Rebecca Handford, ND
Alta Vista Naturopathic Medicine Clinic
604-736-3800
altavista (at) shaw.ca

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

The field of Naturopathic medicine is 100 years old in North America, and is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. In regard to training, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) receive at least 3-years pre-medical training at university, then 4-years at an accredited Naturopathic college. They are primary care physicians using a variety of therapies and modalities according to each patient’s need. In BC, many other provinces, and the United States, Naturopathic medicine is regulated just as MDs, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists, and other health professionals are licenced and regulated.

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are generalists in alternative medicine in the same fashion that most MDs are family physicians. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Naturopathic protocols are based on research and study, and naturopathic medicine is a science-based natural medicine.

The doctor of naturopathy is trained in, and emphasizes seven natural healing acts to find and treat the causes of disease and discomfort. They are:

  • Botanical medicine
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Naturopathic manipulation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture and oriental medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Disease prevention and lifestyle counselling

Did you know that Red Tree Wellness is the first of offer Naturopathic Medicine at the Fairmont Medical Building? We are thrilled to do so! Contact our practitioners for an appointment today!