Naturopathic Medicine Treatments…
Coming soon! Naturopathic Medicine will be offered at our clinic coming Spring of 2017. Check back for more information.
What Is Naturopathic Medicine?
The field of Naturopathic medicine is 100 years old in North America, and is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. In regard to training, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) receive at least 3-years pre-medical training at university, then 4-years at an accredited Naturopathic college. They are primary care physicians using a variety of therapies and modalities according to each patient’s need. In BC, many other provinces, and the United States, Naturopathic medicine is regulated just as MDs, Nurses, Acupuncturists, Physiotherapists, and other health professionals are licenced and regulated.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are generalists in alternative medicine in the same fashion that most MDs are family physicians. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Naturopathic protocols are based on research and study, and naturopathic medicine is a science-based natural medicine.
The doctor of naturopathy is trained in, and emphasizes seven natural healing acts to find and treat the causes of disease and discomfort. They are:
- Botanical medicine
- Clinical nutrition
- Naturopathic manipulation
- Acupuncture and oriental medicine
- Disease prevention and lifestyle counselling
Check back for more info on how to book an appointment Spring of 2017.