Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that uses natural therapies to support and stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal. Naturopathic medicine addresses the physical, mental, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects of health to identify and treat the root cause of disease.
Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers with a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary training in medical and clinical sciences. They integrate centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current advances in the understanding of health and human systems. Naturopathic doctors are trained in a wide array of therapies which include botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease.
The Naturopathic Doctors at our clinic have attended and graduated from an accredited school in Canada that provides a four-year program for those who already have an undergraduate degree from a university. Students must complete 1200 hours of clinical training before passing rigorous board exams. They are also licensed by the CONO (The Council of Naturopaths of Ontario).