About Naturopathic Medicine

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
  • Primary care physician that combines the wisdom of nature with modern science

  • They diagnose, treat and manage patients with a variety of conditions, just like your family doctor

  • They use a variety of modality to treat their patients including Botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Nutrition, Counselling, Physical medicine, and Homeopathy

How do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Their Patients
Naturopathic Education
  • At least 8 years post-secondary

  • Includes anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, embryology, psychology etc.

  • Allows them to communicate effectively with your MD, chiropractor, osteopath, RMT, and other health care providers

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Naturopathic Doctors have a variety of treatment options in our toolbox in order to treat patients. These include:

  • Acupuncture

  • Botanical Medicine

  • Clinical Nutrition

  • Homeopathy

  • Physical Medicine

  • Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling

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Are Naturopathic Doctors Regulated

Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario are registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. As of July 1st, 2015 Naturopathic Medicine became a regulated profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act

The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

First Do No Harm
First Do No Harm

Utilize the Most Natural, Least Invasive, and Least Toxic Therapies

The Healing Power of Nature
The Healing Power of Nature

Trust the Body's Inherent Ability to Heal Itself

Prevention
Prevention

Focus on Overall Health, Wellness, and Disease Prevention

First Do No Harm
First Do No Harm

Utilize the Most Natural, Least Invasive, and Least Toxic Therapies

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