What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.
Naturopathic medicine centres on treating the whole person. That is, a Naturopathic Doctors will investigate all factors that may affect your health to understand the source of your health problem(s), thus, treating the root causes of illness, not just the symptoms.
Symptoms you experience are your body’s way of communicating to you that something is out of balance. For example, a headache could be a sign of nutrition deficiency, hormone imbalance, or food sensitivity. By understanding the cause of the headache, you can deal with the cause vs taking a painkiller to temporarily block pain. Naturopathic medicine (NM), attempts not only to manage symptoms, but also to realign your body and to alleviate the cause of disease.
What are the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine?
The benefits of incorporating Naturopathic medicine into your lifestyle are many and far-reaching. Here are just a few great reasons to embrace Naturopathic medicine:
- To maintain and optimize health and prevent illness
- Avoid or combat long term consequences of being on prescription drugs
- Increase energy
- Reduce stress
- Relieve pain
- Discover long-term solutions to chronic ailments
- Reach and maintain an ideal weight
- Achieve a higher level of fitness
- Recover quickly from illness and other challenges
- Gain balance – mental, physical and emotional
What are common ailments that Naturopathic doctors treat?
Naturopathic doctors can address a range of health issues from chronic to acute conditions. Common health conditions include but are not limited to:
- Women’s Health: menstrual problems & irregularities, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, infertility and libido
- Men’s Health: prostate problems, infertility, and libido
- Children’s Health: coughs, colds, teething, and colic
- Digestive system: irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, constipation, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, and acid reflux
- Respiratory system: frequent colds, sinusitis, ear infections, and allergies
- Cardiovascular system: preventative health, circulation, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
- Joint and Bone Health: Arthritis, and osteoporosis
- Urinary system: urinary tract infections
- Immune system: frequent infections, slow recovery after infection, and autoimmune diseases
- Nervous system: anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and headaches
- Other Chronic Disease: Fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue
Have questions about whether Naturopathic Medicine is right for you and your specific health concerns? You can book a complementary 15-minute session to meet Dr. Cecilia Ho or Dr. Diane Peters to learn more about naturopathic medicine, and see if it is the right fit for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you first visit a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), you may be surprised at the level of attention and thoroughness. The first thing you will notice is that you have time to adequately and comfortably discuss your health concerns.
The first visit is an hour long. It includes:
- A comprehensive medical history
- A physical exam
- Laboratory test (if necessary)
- Assessment of your nutrition, lifestyle, stress, and other significant health factors.
NDs must obtain a minimum of three years undergraduate pre-medical studies, followed by four years of post-graduate training at an accredited naturopathic medical institution.
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