Naturopathic Medicine is for people of all ages and health histories who want to take their health into their own hands. It is a patient-centered approach, emphasizes preventative health, and supports the body using natural means to obtain wellness.
Naturopathic Doctors focus not only on the symptoms of your health condition, but also on the underlying reasons causing the symptoms. The goal is to find the root cause of disease so that health can be restored as much as possible. Treatments are drawn from a number of modalities (therapies) and are tailored to the individual. Treatments may include nutrition and lifestyle counseling, supplements and botanicals, homeopathic medicine, and/or acupuncture and Asian medicine.
Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care, and treatments can be used on their own or together with conventional medicine. Your initial visit will include a thorough health history, physical exams, and your Naturopathic Doctor may recommend lab work in order to better understand your health concern. Some of the most frequently used lab tests include standard blood work, IgG Food Sensitivity Testing, Comprehensive Stool Analysis, SIBO Testing, and Salivary Hormone Testing.
For more information about Naturopathic Medicine, please visit:
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors: oand.org
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors: www.cand.ca