What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is the treatment and prevention of disease by natural means. A number of different approaches may be used throughout the course of treatment. Treatment modalities include diet, lifestyle counselling, clinical nutrition (primary via supplementation), botanical medicine, homeopathy, eastern and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and IV therapy.
What are the benefits of naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine treats the whole person and not just the symptoms. Healing the digestive tract and supporting a healthy microbiome are often the first steps taken so that the body and mind can function optimally. By treating nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities, and any inflammation, infections or digestive dysfunctions that are present, naturopathy offers a natural and effective remedy that is safe for patients of all ages. Digestive discomforts like constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating are reduced, and the body can more easily take what it needs from the foods we eat, which in turn supports all other systems in the body.
What conditions can naturopathic medicine treat?
Naturopathic medicine can treat most health issues. Some of the more common conditions include:
- Digestive issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- Fertility and reproductive health
- Autoimmune conditions
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Stress, anxiety and mood disorders
How does naturopathic treatment work?
Our naturopathic doctor works with patients to create individualized treatment plans that are designed to improve overall health and vitality, by addressing the underlying cause of inflammation, stress and disease in the body.
Through nutritional supplementation and dietary management, our naturopathic doctor ensures that the body’s innate healing mechanisms and immune system have the vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary to effectively repair and replenish the body from the inside out.