Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns – from pediatric to geriatric, from acute to chronic illness, and from the physical to the psychological.
Naturopathic medicine address all aspects of a person’s life, identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health and assisting patients to make effective lifestyle choices. Our Naturopathic doctor will perform a comprehensive assessment of your health risks, including diet, exercise, stress and genetic susceptibilities, to develop preventative health protocols to help you reduce health risks and prevent illnesses.
In addition to the lifestyle counselling and preventative health protocols, your treatment might involve a combination of naturopathic modalities tailored to you and your health concerns. Treatments include:
•Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture
Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. We might recommend special diets, food elimination, variations in dietary habits, or the use of nutritional supplements.
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Herbs can be used in several forms, including teas, tinctures, and capsules, and can help treat conditions such as menopause, diabetes, migraines, colds, flu, and arthritis.
Homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal, and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body’s “vital force” and strengthen its innate ability to heal. This modality is safe for infants, children, and pregnant women.
Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture
Based on balancing the flow of Chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Chinese medicine includes the use of herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release Chi to bring the body back into balance. This type of therapy is very effective for pain, digestive disorders, infertility, and many more conditions.
Vitamin B12 is very important for the nervous system, energy, and memory. As we age, our stomach’s acid naturally decreases, affecting Vitamin B12 absorption, so B12 shots can help as we get older. B12 shots can also help individuals who do not absorb vitamins well through their digestive system, such as those with celiac and inflammatory bowel disorders.