What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic form of primary healthcare that utilizes natural and non-invasive tools to return the body to health. It combines scientific knowledge and research with traditional forms of natural medicine. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) choose treatments that aim to address the root cause of disease while emphasizing disease prevention. NDs spend 4 years in an intensive postgraduate degree program in which they are trained in core clinical science with 3000 hours of classroom training and 1200 hours in clinical internship. This allows them to understand human physiology & disease, identify medical conditions, assess lab reports/imaging and preform physical examinations and much more. They are also extensively trained and tested in Naturopathic tools and modalities. To find out more about Naturopathic Medicine and Naturopathic Doctor's Training visit, "The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine" at: http://www.ccnm.edu

 

The Naturopathic Principles

• First, do no harm

• Identify and treat the root cause

• Utilize the healing power of nature

• Treat the whole person; body mind & spirit

• Emphasize disease prevention

• Doctor as Teacher

Naturopathic Tools

• Counselling

• Diet & Nutrition

• Acupuncture

• Herbal Medicine

• Homeopathic Medicine

• Nutraceuticals

• Homeopathic Medicine

• Traditional Chinese Medicine