The Natural Way Health Clinic
The first visit with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) may be one hour or more. Your Naturopathic Doctor will take an extensive patient history eliciting information about your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health before performing a complaint-oriented physical exam. If required, your ND may then suggest further specialized testing. By using one or more disciplines (e.g. clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, Asian medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle counselling, and homeopathy) your ND, with your input, will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your health goals.
With over 4,100 hours of classroom training in basic medical science courses, naturopathic principles, and therapeutics, as well as 1,200 hours of supervised clinical practicum, Naturopathic Doctors receive extensive training in a variety of disciplines including:
Involves managing the amount of nutrients (i.e. protein, vitamins, and minerals) in a patient’s diet to create a healthy energy balance.
A healing methodology that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into the skin.
The study and use of medicinal properties of plants
A broad range of medicinal practices sharing traditional theoretical concepts developed in China, including various forms of acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (Tui na), exercise, and dietary therapy.
May include massage therapy or manipulative therapy.
Providing support and enabling patients to make healthy choices in order to build and maintain health on all levels: mental, physical, social, and spiritual.
A form of alternative medicine based on the idea that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people.
Because Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated general primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies, they are an integral part of the health care team
Description Courtesy of The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Medicine