What is Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease with a focus on optimizing health and wellbeing through individualized patient care and public education. It is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of an illness rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors work with other licensed medical professionals towards the individual treatment of a person as a whole, incorporating physical and mental emotional health to diagnose and develop individualized naturopathic treatment plans. Some of the treatment options used are acupuncture, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, dietary suggestions and a select approved number of prescription drugs.
There is no referral required to see a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario and most extended heath care benefit plans offer coverage for Naturopathic medicine.
Our Naturopathic doctor is trained to order the appropriate diagnostic tests; blood chemistry, hormone levels, thyroid testing, sensitivity testing when indicated.