Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that supports the body’s self-healing processes using natural therapies. It is the embodiment of holistic care through the incorporation of physiological, mental, emotional and spiritual influences on an individual’s health. Naturopathic medicine draws on both evidence based medicine and traditional healing methods to best serve each patient’s individual needs.  Assessment of each patient includes an in depth intake, physical exam as well as laboratory testing when warranted.  Laboratory testing available includes:

  • IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Salivary Hormone Panels
  • Urinalysis
  • Heavy Metal Testing

The initial visit is up to an hour and a half in length, during which time a thorough case history is collected. An individualized treatment plan is then developed utilizing our core modalities.  These may include:

  • Dietary and lifestyle counseling
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Botanical medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical medicine (naturopathic manipulation and soft tissue)
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Hydrotherapy

Naturopathic treatments may vary from individual to individual, depending on their specific needs and desired outcomes.  Treatment protocols utilize one or more of our modalities to safely and effectively achieve individual health goals, optimize function and prevent disease.  Subsequent visits are up to forty five minutes long and allow us to monitor your progress, making changes or adjustments to the treatment plan as required.

Those who visit naturopathic doctors come for many reasons.  Some of the more common concerns seen include, but are not limited to: fatigue, stress, digestive disturbance, chronic pain (arthritis), diabetes, heart/cardiovascular concerns, mental health concerns, hormonal disturbance, fertility concerns, skin health, cognitive decline and allergies.  Many people come without a specific diagnosis, but know they “just don’t feel right”.  Whatever the case may be, we are dedicated to working with you towards a better sense of well-being.  It is our commitment to provide comprehensive care in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Naturopathic medicine is complimentary to other medical approaches.  Our treatment recommendations are individualized allowing us to always consider other therapies being received in order to avoid unwanted interactions.  It is our goal to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Learn more at the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

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