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 by changing dietary & lifestyle behaviours, reducing toxin exposure, and managing stress and self-limiting thoughts.
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.
I believe the most powerful cure is to prevent the progression of disease. I focus on overall wellness and disease prevention.