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What is Naturopathic Medicine? Is it right for me?
Naturopathic medicine, or naturopathy, is the health care system that combines both modern science and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the belief that the body can heal itself. Naturopathic medicine allows the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease using various natural therapies including but not limited to: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture.
Of course, Naturopathic Medicine isn’t right for everyone. As a Toronto Naturopathic Doctor, I strongly suggest booking a consultation to learn about alternative methods to treat an existing illness or to conduct preventative measures leading to a healthier lifestyle.
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As a Naturopathic Doctor, my goal is to build a holistic and individualized treatment plan for your needs using various natural therapies and remedies. This begins with a full evaluation of your current health status during your initial consultation. Only then can we build a plan for you to achieve your optimal health goals.
I strive upon providing long lasting & honest results that won’t fade over time. The naturopathic treatments and natural remedies that I provide are designed specifically for your body and your health needs. There are no cookie cutter solutions to your desired results, but by working together, we can make healthy, long lasting results.
1. WHAT IS A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDS) are unique primary health care providers and blend modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. nds believe in the healing power of nature, and the primary goal is to support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. also, Naturopathic Doctors do not mask the signs and symptoms but address the root cause of the disease. nds are capable of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease through various therapies like botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counseling, and health promotion and disease prevention.
2. ARE NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS COVERED BY OHIP?
Currently, Naturopathic Doctors are not covered by OHIP. but most extended health plans include naturopathic medicine. check with your provider to see how much coverage you are eligible for.
3. NATUROPATH VS HOMEOPATHY? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Naturopathic Doctors provide a variety of treatments, like botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutrient supplementation, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and more. naturopathic doctors are trained to do homeopathic intakes and prescribe homeopathic remedies alongside other treatments. homeopathy is just another tool naturopathic doctors can use. homeopathic doctors, on the other hand, only learn about homeopathy and can only prescribe homeopathic remedies.
4. WHAT CONDITIONS CAN NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS TREAT?
Naturopathic Doctors are trained and capable of treating an array of chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, skin conditions, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive complaints, autoimmune conditions & much more. naturopathic doctors offer alternative treatments for patients with these conditions and work alongside treatments and medications given by medical doctors. naturopathic doctors are well trained and educated to prevent chronic diseases by educating patients about the importance of lifestyle management, diet modification, stress management and more.
5. HOW DOES A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR DIAGNOSE ILLNESS?
Naturopathic Doctors have many ways of diagnosing illnesses. naturopathic doctors learn what appropriate diagnostic tests to do, how to interpret the results and what the appropriate treatments are. naturopathic doctors are able to do blood work and other laboratory testing for diagnosing and managing an illness. naturopathic doctors are not authorized to do referrals for ultrasounds, mris, ct scans, x-rays and other imaging tests. another way naturopathic doctors can diagnose is by the signs and symptoms an individual presents with. however, certain conditions need to be tested for a definite diagnosis.
6. HOW TO BECOME A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
Naturopathic medicine is a regulated health profession in ontario, with approximately 4100 hours of classroom training along with 1200 of supervised clinical experience. to become a naturopathic doctor 4 years of pre-medical education is required followed by 4 years of naturopathic education from an accredited school. after completing a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum and graduating, students have to successfully complete 2 theory-based licensing exams along with one practical licensing exam in order to become a licensed naturopathic doctor.