Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

 

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.

We believe in educating and empowering individuals and families so they make healthier choices for themselves, their families, and for the environment.

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​Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns -- from pediatric to geriatric, from acute symptoms to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. It is the approach, philosophy and training of Naturopathic Doctors that sets it apart from other forms of health care.

  • General Conditions: Chronic fatigue, colds & flu, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, health improvement, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, smoking cessation, stress, weight management

  • Elderly: Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease

  • Endocrine: Cushing’s disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism

  • Digestive: Constipation, Crohns’, diarrhea, diverticulitis, heartburn/GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, ulcerative colitis

  • Heart & Circulation: Angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, prevention of heart disease, poor circulation

  • Lungs: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, difficulty breathing, frequent infections

  • Mental & Emotional: Anxiety, depression, stress

  • Men’s Health: Benign prostate hypertrophy, cancer prevention, impotence, infertility, prostatitis, prostate cancer

  • Pediatrics: Allergies, attention deficit disorder, autism, chronic ear infections, difficulty gaining weight, diaper rash, frequent illness, thrush

  • Skin: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, shingles, hair loss

  • Women’s Health: Cancer prevention, decreased libido, healthy pregnancy, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, infertility, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, PCOS, vaginal infections, yeast infections

 

 

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