NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Naturopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine by focusing on the underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms or illness with a complete assessment of a patient’s diet, lifestyle, environment and exercise. The greatest strength of naturopathic medicine is in mobilizing the body’s own innate ability to heal and restore itself.

TREATMENT DETAILS

Naturopathic doctors are trained in the same basic sciences as medical doctors, as well as holistic therapeutics, with an emphasis on prevention. In their practice, these doctors use a wide variety of therapies to treat the various ailments of their patients … so of these therapies include:

Health and our lifestyles are interdependent. Naturopathic doctors aim to address this interdependence through stress management, exercise, healthy relationships, the environment, visualization and promoting positive health influences.

Detailed and individualized dietary counseling, as well as prescribing appropriate supplemental minerals, nutrients and vitamins for optimal health.

The administration of vitamins and minerals intravenously aid cellular healing. Since the nutrients bypass the stomach and get directly to the cells, this optimizes absorption and allows the cells to rapidly repair. This is often used in the treatment of: cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s disease, depression, migraines and in healthy people to enhance athletic performance or overall well-being.

Chinese medicine is an ancient form of medicine based on the idea that energy (Qi) flows through the body through channels called meridians. When this energy flow is disrupted, illness and symptoms may result. Acupuncture helps to regulate the free flow of qi. In addition, acupressure and Chinese herbals maximize its effects. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of symptoms such as pain relief, digestive disturbances and hormonal imbalances.

This system of medicine stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms through minute doses of natural substances. It is based on the principle of “like cures like”, meaning that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy person, can relieve symptoms in an unhealthy person.

The therapeutic use of medicinal plants for their healing properties and nutritional value.

Use of hot and cold applications to increase an individual’s lymphatic and blood circulation, benefit the immune system and improve detoxification.

THERAPY PROCESS

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are the only primary care doctors clinically trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. They specialize in the use of natural therapies proven by scientific and clinical studies or based on traditional knowledge, for the effective treatment of acute and chronic disease and for the prevention of illness.

Like medical doctors, naturopaths work with and will, in appropriate cases, refer their patients to medical specialists and other health care providers. NDs focus on health promotion by teaching their patients to develop and maintain personal commitment and responsibility for their health.

Naturopathic Doctors diagnose and treat many different conditions and concerns. Patients benefit from naturopathic medicine both in a complementary medicine role and an alternative medicine role. Some conditions that naturopathic doctors often see and treat are:

  • Women’s Health Concerns
  • Fertility and Pregnancy
  • Children’s Health Concerns
  • General Health Concerns
  • Lifestyle Management