Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary care providers and use a comprehensive approach to assist patients in disease prevention and improving overall health. NDs are unique in their treatment methods and look at the root cause of illness, rather than just suppressing the symptoms. Naturopathic treatment draws from a number of modalities and is tailored to the individual. Depending on the doctor’s approach and the needs of the individual patient, treatments include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, lifestyle counselling, or a combination of these.
Naturopathic medicine fits very well with the provincial vision for a transformed healthcare system and many NDs are community-based practitioners and already integrated into practice groups with MDs, acupuncturists, chiropractors and other primary healthcare providers.
Examples of the kinds of referrals NDs commonly receive from MDs include acupuncture to treat infertility or migraines, nutritional therapy for high cholesterol or irritable bowel syndrome, and herbal and lifestyle therapies for allergies and asthma. NDs also receive many referrals for patients with unresponsive chronic and complicated conditions. NDs are trained to provide collaborative care and work with referring physicians on the progress of care.
Naturopathy is well-suited for all ages groups, for a variety of ailments from acute to chronic, physical to psychological, prevention to cure.
The integrated approach is based on the belief that physical health is inter-connected with mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a result, treatment options include gentle holistic care from workouts such as yoga, outdoor exercises and tai chi to lifestyle changes and alternative therapies.
If you are looking to minimize side-effects from drugs, surgery or other conventional treatments, naturopathy is the answer. Call us for any symptom that you have not been able to address through conventional ways.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that helps balance the flow of life force energy known as “chi”. It is predominantly used to relieve pain, revitalize overall health and reduce stress. Practitioners also rely on the treatment to stimulate the organs, nerves, muscles and connective tissues.
Practitioners believe that there are over a thousand energy points in the body along channels called “meridian” that are connected to different organs. Disease occurs when these channels are blocked with toxins that lower immune functions. The minimally-invasive treatment involves the insertion of fine needles on the blocked channels to release healing energy and stimulate blood circulation.
It is important to rely on certified specialists for accurate needle placement for effective results. Our acupuncture specialist is a licensed practitioner who treats a variety of health conditions such as those listed below:
- Headaches and migraine
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle spasm
- Depression and Anxiety
- Chronic Fatigue
- Menstrual and reproductive issues
- Skin conditions
- Digestive disorders such as GERD, IBS, IBD
- Weight management
- Thyroid issues
- Allergies and asthma
- Low Immune function