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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine to give patient centred care. The emphasis is on prevention and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods to help the patient achieve sustainable health and wellness. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits and then substances that support the body’s natural ability to heal will be used.


Naturopathic Doctors look not only on the symptoms but focus on the underlying conditions causing the symptoms. The core of understanding comes from the root cause of what’s wrong. Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the individual patient are accomplished by integrating modern and traditional care which includes clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. Naturopathic medicine is evidence-based, informed by clinical experience, research and the individual patient’s unique health situation. 


In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.


Guiding Principles

  1. Do no harm

  2. Healing power of nature

  3. Identify and treat the cause

  4. Treat the whole person

  5. Doctor as teacher


In Canada, a naturopathic doctor must complete a 4-year accredited degree(the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is a post graduate program), pass standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX) and provincial board exams. In Ontario, another course/exam is required in order to prescribe certain substances.



  • Saliva hormone testing

  • Blood tests

  • SIBO testing

  • Food sensitivity


  • CHI testing

Naturopathic Medicine
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