Project Description

Naturopathic Medicine


Naturopathic Medicine


What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

(Source: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)

The modalities we use in naturopathic medicine to aid in patient treatment:

  • Acupuncture

  • Botanicals (herbs/teas and tinctures)

  • Homeopathy

  • Lifestyle and Nutritional Medicine

  • Physical medicine

What can patients expect?

Patients can expect to have a thorough intake discussion with the doctor, to have their stories heard, and to ask questions. The doctor and the patient are a team working towards the resolution of the patient’s health concerns. After obtaining all the relevant details about the patient’s main concern, health history, and family history, the naturopathic doctor will decide if and what kind of testing must be done in order to elucidate the root cause of the problem.

After receiving the test results, the naturopathic doctor will devise a treatment plan that is best suited to address the patient’s concern.