Naturopathic Medicine Is:
- The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease
- A Regulated Health Profession, categorized as a primary from of health care, recognized by the government of Ontario
- A highly trained profession, requiring doctors to complete a minimum 3-4 year bachelors degree followed by 4 years full-time at an accredited school (including over 400 hours treating patients in clinic), and passing rigorous Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examinations (NPLEX).
- Complimentary and ideally suited to work alongside conventional/allopathic medicine
- A holistic and coordinated approach to health care
- The treatment of the causes of illnesses, rather than the suppression of symptoms
- Unique and customized treatment plans
- Based on “the healing power of nature” (“vis medicatrix naturae” Latin)
- Supportive of each individual in their return to a natural state of balance
- The integration of natural therapies with long histories of efficacy and scientific validity
- Individuals taking an active role in the treatment and maintenance of their health
- Clinical Holistic Nutrition
- Herbal Medicine
- Lifestyle Counselling & Meditation
- Physical/Manual Therapies
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
- Homeopathic Medicine
- Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
The above modalities are drawn upon when creating your unique and customized treatment plan.
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“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician.
Therefore the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.”
– Paracelsus, 1493-1541