Naturopathic Medicine

 

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct form of primary health care with a long, rich history in North America. In accordance with the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctors:

Focus on the whole person and recognize that disease has physical, mental, and emotional causes and symptoms

Unite scientific evidenced-based naturopathic medicine with traditional natural medicine

Diagnose disease through naturopathic assessment, physical exam, and lab testing

Understand the manifesting symptoms as signals of disease and imbalance within the individual

Identify and treat the underlying root cause of disease

Recommend treatments that promote the natural ability of the body to heal itself

Utilize natural therapies which include clinical nutrition, acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle counselling and herbal medicine

Individualize treatment plans tailored to the needs of the patient

Emphasize assessing risk factors and prevention of disease

Collaborate with other regulated health care professionals when indicated to optimize the patient’s healing

Empower the patient through education to proceed on their healing journey