Naturally-Focused Medicine to Stimulate Healing
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.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited naturopathic medical programs, standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX) and jurisdictional exams, national standards of practice, and, regulations in five provinces to date.
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
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Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide. Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
Doctor referrals are not required to access most of our treatments, however, some of the insurance plans may require a referral.
Q. WHAT CAN NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE TREAT?
Naturopathic medicine can treat health concerns of all ages, from chronic pain to psychological distress. Naturopathic medicine has been beneficial for:
- Those looking for disease prevention & health promotion.
- Those with symptoms that traditional methods have been unsuccessful in treating.
- Patients with serious or chronic illnesses that are looking for other treatment options.
- Patients looking to minimize the side effects of drugs, surgery, or
Q. HOW DOES NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COMPARE TO CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE?
Both naturopathic and conventional doctors are similarly trained—the main differences are the philosophical approach and therapies used. Naturopathic doctors address physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health to develop a well-rounded approach to treatment.