naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are trained to treat acute and chronic conditions and emphasize disease prevention and personal responsibility for one’s own health. They treat the patient as a whole person, while symptoms of disease are seen as indicators of improper functioning, imbalance and/or poor lifestyle habits.

The goal of naturopathic medical treatment is to address the underlying cause of disease and to avoid treatments that might induce further harm, either by producing unwanted side effects or by complicating the existing disease process.

Naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.

 

 

 

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