Food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies and dietary imbalances have been associated with many medical conditions and health concerns. Naturopathic doctors understand the impact that diet has on health. Health concerns can be addressed safely and effectively using appropriate dietary modification and nutritional supplementation.
Identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment. Naturopathic doctors are trained to counsel on diet, lifestyle, stress management, exercise and occupational or environmental hazards.
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Chinese herbs and acupuncture assist the body in achieving balance. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which are inserted into specific meridian points. The practice of acupuncture has been utilized for over two thousand years and has proven to be a very effective treatment for pain relief, chronic illness and many other health conditions.
The use of medicinal plants in the form of teas, tinctures, capsules or liquids, when prescribed by a qualified practitioner, is a safe and effective way to address health concerns. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in classical uses of herbal medicines, as well as modern research-based herbal medicine applications.
Physical medicine is used to address musculoskeletal imbalances in the body. Therapies can include: massage, naturopathic manipulation of muscle, bone or the spine, gentle electrical impulses, ultrasound, diathermy and exercise therapy.
Homeopathic remedies are made from highly diluted plant, animal and mineral substances. When carefully selected for the individual patient, homeopathic remedies are able to stimulate the body’s innate healing intelligence with few side effects. Homeopathy is a gentle but powerful form of medicine that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children.
Hydrotherapy is the use of hot and cold water to direct and/or improve blood flow. It can be done locally for pain relief or to speed up injury healing. It can also be administered to the whole body to improve energy, stimulate the immune system, balance the nervous and digestive systems and promote detoxification.