Naturopathic medicine seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause(s) of disease and illness. By looking at the whole person, we take the time it requires to investigate all aspects of your health. So, don’t be too surprised if we inquire about your sleep, stress, diet, bowel movements and other important topics.
Naturopathic medicine also emphasizes prevention of disease and illness. By checking-in with your body, you can greater protect the trajectory of your health. As famously stated by Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Naturopathic Doctors work with and support a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to):
Reproductive diseases & disorders - infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, fibroids, vaginitis (Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida, atrophic) infections, fibrocystic breasts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Dermatology diseases & disorders - acne vulgaris, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and general aging concerns.
Psychiatric and behavioural disorders - anxiety disorders, depression, smoking cessation, and mood support.
Renal diseases & disorders - urinary tract infections and interstitial cystitis.
Weight management - pre-diabetes (high blood sugars), type II diabetes, insulin resistance and cardiovascular health concerns (hypertension, high cholesterol).
Stress management - including support for muscle tension and sleep.
Hormonal/endocrine imbalances & concerns - hair loss, fatigue, irregular periods, painful periods (dysmenorrhea), amenorrhea, thyroid support (hypothyroid, hyperthyroid), and adrenal support.
Cardiovascular diseases & disorders - hypertension (high blood pressure), and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol).
Gastrointestinal diseases & disorders - GERD/heartburn, food intolerances/sensitivities, Celiac, small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD; Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease), abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and hemorrhoids.
Rheumatologic diseases & disorders - fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoarthritis, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Immune support - allergies, and chronic infections.
Migraines and tension headaches.
Insomnia and other sleep-related concerns.
Pre-conception care and support - optimal nutrition and supplementation, fertility awareness method.
Pregnancy care and support - including support for UTIs, yeast infections, anemia, thyroid changes, heartburn, colds/flus, nausea and vomiting, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and constipation.
Postpartum concerns - post-delivery healing, hormone balancing, mood support and milk supply.
In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies that may be utilized are as follows:
Natural Health Products (NHPs)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): including constitutional acupuncture, facial acupuncture and cupping.
Click here to see the education of a Naturopathic Doctor (ND).
Click here to see the Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine.
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