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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique system of medicine that blends modern scientific knowledge with natural, traditional healing methods. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to determine the underlying cause of illness and to support the body on a journey towards health. For example, if a patient presents with a headache, it is important to determine why the body is causing such a symptom and begin treatment there, rather than provide a pain reliever and simply mask a symptom. Naturopathic Doctors treat both chronic and acute conditions and use various therapies to provide healing, including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and lifestyle counseling.

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition is a cornerstone to most Naturopathic treatment plans. Proper diet and nutrition is essential to provide the body with the healing nutrients it needs. Nutrient intake and demand depends on one’s age, health status and digestive function.

Botanical Medicine

Botanical Medicine uses the healing powers of plants which dates back thousands of years, in fact it is the foundation of several pharmacological agents. Herbs are extracted from plants and can be administered either in a capsule form or in a liquid tincture – a liquid alcohol extract.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy dates back to the 1700s and is based on the notion that “like cures like”. Ultra dilute natural substances are prescribed which help push the body towards healing. It is very safe and will not interfere with any pharmacological agent.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural energy (Qi or chi). When healthy, energy should flow smoothly through the body along energetic systems, or meridians. In a diseased state the energy of the body becomes obstructed leading to various ailments. Acupuncture needling is utilized to ensure the smooth flow of energy within the body and thus promote healing.

Lifestyle Counseling

Lifestyle counseling focuses on the mental, emotional and psychological component of health promotion. Educating and empowering patients to make a change in their life, and working with them to ensure these changes can be applied is the foundation of lifestyle counseling.

Common Conditions Treated

Digestive complaints

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Heart Burn/GERD

Pediatric Concerns

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism
  • Chronic Ear infections
  • Chronic Colds/ runny nose
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Teething and colic
  • Breastfeeding support

Immune Issues

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Flu treatment and prevention
  • Allergies

Cardiovascular Issues

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

Endocrine Issues

  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Hyper/hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal fatigue

Mental Wellness

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Seasonal Affective disorders

Dermatological Concerns

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea

Programs Available

  • Seasonal Detoxification Programs
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Smoking Cessation Programs

Women’s Health Issues

  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Fibroids
  • Fertility Issues
  • Pre/Post menopausal issues
  • PCOS
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Yeast infections
  • Pregnancy Preparation and support
  • Breast Health