Naturopathic Medicine allows for the widest scope possible for a primary health care provider and is used to provide relief from disease using a natural approach rather than a drug-based approach. It helps with practically all symptoms and health conditions because, it looks at and treats the whole person.
To treat the whole person is a concept that you will definitely learn about within this website. Most of the time, when an individual goes to a health care practitioner, either “western” or “alternative”, they end up getting labeled with a “diagnosis”. At Empress Health and Wellness Centre, our collaborative healthcare professionals work together to get to the root cause of a patient’s ailment, rather than putting labels on them.
Prior to treatment, the doctor will conduct a comprehensive health interview to record pertinent information, perform any needed physical examinations, and recommend any necessary labs such as hormone testing.
Your naturopathic treatments may include the following modalities:
Clinical Nutrition/ Nutritional Optimization
Naturopathic physicians understand that we also have to look to each individual’s expression of disease. Sometimes different people have very similar looking symptoms for very different reasons. We aim to understand and treat the reasons why individuals get disease, not just a cook-book approach according to your “diagnosis”.
Furthermore, naturopathic doctors are trained in several forms of therapy, so they are able to match the strength of the therapy to the need of each patient.
Having different types of medicines in “the toolbox” can be extremely valuable, especially when one type of treatment has reached its limit in helping. But perhaps most importantly, naturopathic doctors stress prevention and optimal health.
Knowing that a truly healthy body is less susceptible to disease is a core principle that helps a naturopathic doctor decide on intelligent treatment and help patients live better as a whole!
Naturopathic Medicine can help you – by building up your body in the ways it needs in order to function its best! When the body is functioning at its best, “disease” doesn’t need to be expressed!