Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies. including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.
Our Naturopathic Doctor's (ND's) are primary care practitioners that seek to restore and maintain optimum health in patients by acknowledging the body's inborn healing process and focus on treating the whole person instead of just symptoms. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease. The Naturopathic approach to medicine has proven successful in the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions. Treatments are tailored to the individual patient's profile and are not based on the generality of symptoms.
Achieva Health Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care that can be complemented and enhanced through the other health care services provided by our other health care professionals.
Our ND's perform detailed health and physical exams with each new patient. An individualized treatment plan is then created and may include any or all of the following therapies:
- Botanical / Herbal Medicine,
- Clinical Nutrition,
- Facial Rejuvenation (Face Lift) Acupuncture,
- Naturopathic Manipulation,
- Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture,
- Lifestyle counselling and Stress Management.
Is Naturopathic Medicine Right for Me?
Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns -- from paediatric to geriatric, from irritating systems to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological.
There are typically three types of patients that seek naturopathic medical care:
Patients that are looking for disease prevention and health promotion strategies as a way of life. Fast paced lives, stressful work places and environmental pollution are prompting people to take health initiatives to better control and better their health.
Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners. With Naturopathic medicine's broad understanding of health and the relationship between health, life and the environment naturopathic doctors are often able to offer patients a new perspective and provide safe and effective ways to restore health.
Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness and are looking for alternative treatments. Naturopathic medicine is very effective in improving quality of life for those with serious and life threatening illnesses. It is used extensively and effectively for those patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects to drugs, surgery or conventional treatments.
Common Conditions Treated By Naturopathic Doctors
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All initial appointments take between 60-90 minutes. This amount of time is needed to obtain an in-depth health history as well as an overall picture of mental, emotional and physical factors affecting your current health status. If necessary, a complaint-oriented physical exam is performed and an individualized treatment plan is then created to best address your personal health goals.
Certain Naturopathic treatments procedures, such as acupuncture, are covered under most private health care insurance programs. Naturopathic Medicine is currently not covered under OHIP.
If you would like more information on Naturopathic medicine or would like to arrange a telephone or in-person interview with one of our resident ND's, please call us at 416-489-8888 or email us at email@example.com
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