What can a naturopath do for me?

by in Health Tips April 2, 2022

Licensed Naturopaths (NDs) are clinically-trained primary care physicians who utilize a range of modalities to treat patients of all conditions such as acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping, nutritional counselling, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, lifestyle, dietary counselling, physical exercises, clinical medicine, manipulations and homeopathy. NDs diagnose, treat, manage, and prevent acute and chronic conditions, while also addressing health at the level of mind, body, and spirit by finding and treating the root cause of every medical condition.

The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

1) First, do no harm: Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
2) The healing power of nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
3) Identify and treat the causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
4) Physician as teacher: Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
5) Treat the whole person: View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
6) Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

Having a visit with your Naturopathic Doctor means a full extensive visit where we run a complete social history, medical history, talk about physical, mental complaints, menstrual history, sexual history, do a physical exam, and complete a  homeopathic intake if required. Getting to know and trust your Naturopathic Doctor is very important as they will be your guide to your better health over the next few treatment sessions. They will  assess you and invite you in for a detailed treatment plan after your initial visit.

Be prepared to collaborate with your MD and other healthcare providers as well. An ND will be coordinate and consult with your healthcare practitioner to form an individualized approach to your well-being. 

You can be assured that your time together will be a very fruitful one, as your ND will lead you down a path of wellness and recovery by sitting down with you and exploring all your concerns about your health. Their care is extensive, detailed and full of warmth and understanding. It is no longer- one visit, one problem and a quick mumble of words and out the door you go!

Your conditions will be treated holistically using the many tools as a Naturopathic Doctor.  Click here for more information about some of the conditions an ND can treat. They will be your doctor and teacher on how to eat, sleep and live healthily for life!