What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine uses the least invasive therapies to strengthen and support your own ability to heal yourself.  As a Naturopathic Physician, I first perform a thorough assessment of your current health state through specialized laboratory testing, physical exams and consultation. Next, I remove any obstacles to health through changing dietary & lifestyle behaviours, reducing toxin exposure and lowering stress. 

Once the obstacles to health are removed, I incorporate nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, acupuncture, bodywork, spinal adjustments and IV therapy to strengthen your body's capacity to heal itself and to return to a state of health and balance.

All Naturopathic Physicians abide by the following six principles of our medicine.

The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

 

1. THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE

I trust in my patient's inherent ability to heal themselves and work on encouraging and strengthening this process.

2. IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSE

I look beyond the symptoms and find the common denominator to get to the root cause of your health concerns.

3. FIRST DO NO HARM

I use the most natural and least invasive therapies to regain your health.

4. DOCTOR AS TEACHER

I provide my patients with the tools they need to heal themselves.

5. TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON

I view each patient as a unique, complex and dynamic person with multiple layers of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual interactions.  

6. PREVENTION

I believe the most powerful cure is to prevent the progression of disease. I focus on overall wellness and disease prevention.