Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself, focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments. The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illnesses, rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms. Click here to learn more about NDs in Ontario.
Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. They work in partnership with other regulated health care providers to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible. NDs provide both primary health care services and disease prevention counselling.
- NDs use natural methods to promote healing (see therapies used).
- NDs can help to alleviate symptoms but are primarily concerned with addressing the root cause of an illness; they focus more on the “why” of a disease rather than the “what”.
- NDs can help prevent illnesses through lifestyle and nutritional counselling (click here for more information).
- NDs can provide early diagnosis and treatment of many serious diseases.