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ABOUT NATUROPATHIC

Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health-care system emphasizing prevention, treatment and the promotion of optimal health through the use of natural therapeutic methods and modalities. The foundation of the Naturopathic approach is based on individualized patient care with a focus on treating the cause and healing from within. Naturopathic medicine investigates the relationship between physical, mental, and emotional wellness to create health.

What conditions and illnesses do naturopathic physicians commonly treat?

Virtually all acute and chronic conditions may benefit from treatment by naturopathic physicians. Common areas for discussion and treatment include:

Women’s health (Menopause, PMS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Hormones (Hormone testing and treatments for imbalances)

Diabetes/Hypoglycemia

Weight loss/Detoxification

Digestive disorders (IBS, diverticulitis, constipation, crohn’s disease, colitis)

Fatigue/Insomnia

Fibromyalgia

Psychological health (anxiety, depression)

Stress/Anxiety

Allergies (Food sensitivity testing, seasonal allergies)

Sports Nutrition Counselling

Vitamin Therapy (Myers vitamin IV Cocktail, B12 shots, supplements)

Lab Testing: requisition and full explanation of results and treatment plan

Acupuncture: for improved health, pain, energy/chakra balancing (esoteric)

A Regulated Health Profession

Naturopathic medicine is an evidence-based, coordinated approach to primary health-care that is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. In addition to conventional training in health sciences and diagnostics, naturopathic doctors employ individualized therapies to ensure a holistic, integrated approach to health and healing. MSP offers partial funding for Naturopathic visits for people on premium assistance. Many Extended Health Plans completely or partially cover Naturopathic visits however most will not cover supplements. Please contact your insurance administrator for information. We accept RCMP and DVA claims as well.

About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health-care system emphasizing prevention, treatment and the promotion of optimal health through the use of natural therapeutic methods and modalities. The foundation of the Naturopathic approach is based on individualized patient care with a focus on treating the cause and healing from within. Naturopathic medicine investigates the relationship between physical, mental, and emotional wellness to create health.

What conditions and illnesses do Naturopathic Physicians commonly treat?

Virtually all acute and chronic conditions my benefit from treatment by naturopathic physicians.

How are Naturopathic Physicians trained?

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) in BC receive a minimum of three years pre-medical training at university and then complete four years post-graduate training at an accredited naturopathic medical school.

NDs complete roughly 1500 hours of basic and clinical sciences, 1900 hours of standard medical therapeutics (e.g., pharmacology, family medicine, internal medicine etc.) and extensive training in naturopathic treatments.

 

Doctors complete board exams prior to receiving licensure. In addition, many NDs complete certification programs and exams in focus areas such as acupuncture, bio-oxidative medicine, chelation and homeopathy

The following are the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine which helps guide us in our approach to healthcare:

First do no harm

The healing power of nature

Identify and treat the cause

Doctor as teacher

Treat the whole person

Prevention is the best cure

 
Naturopathic doctor is trained as a primary-care practitioner, able to provide a wide range of individual, family and community health services. The practice of naturopathic medicine presents a primary contact and holistic approach to individualized health care for people of all ages.