Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is medicine that treats the underlying cause of disease; it is the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of the patient through the removal of any obstacles to these processes. It is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical, mental and emotional conditions; and it is the promotion of well-being using therapeutics that support or enhance a ... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine is medicine that treats the underlying cause of disease; it is the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of the patient through the removal of any obstacles to these processes. It is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical, mental and emotional conditions; and it is the promotion of well-being using therapeutics that support or enhance a patient’s overall health.

In BC, naturopathic physicians (NDs) are licensed to provide primary care. They are trained as general practitioners in complementary medicine, providing a full range of diagnostic tests and therapies as described below.

MANIPULATIVE & PHYSICAL MEDICINE
Corrections of stress or trauma-induced misalignments of muscle, connective tissue and the skeletal system. The therapeutic use of water, light, electricity, ultra sound, massage and exercise.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
TCM includes the use of acupuncture, electro-dermal screening and Chinese herbology.

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Many NDs are board certified in complementary therapies such as chelation, bio-oxidative medicine and prolotherapy.

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
A comprehensive assessment of an individual’s health risks including diet, exercise and stress, as well as the development of preventive health protocols based on this assessment.

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
Using dietary protocols, nutritional advice and supplements to heal the body.

BOTANICAL (HERBAL) MEDICINE
NDs are professionally trained herbalists and know both the historical uses of plants as well as modern pharmacological mechanisms.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Minute amounts of natural substances used to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities.


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