The focus of naturopathic care is based on the individual, their past and current health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual), family history, lifestyle choices and environmental influences. Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment draws from a number of modalities and therapies and is tailored to the individual.
Treatments may include:
Botanical MedicineBotanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, employs the use of plants or plant extracts either taken orally or applied topically to treat a variety of medical conditions. Botanical remedies can be prescribed in the form of extracts, tinctures, capsules and tablets, and teas.
Homeopathic MedicineHomeopathy is used for a wide variety of conditions, from acute injuries to chronic illnesses. Homeopathy is founded on two principles. The first principle of 'like cures like' or 'the law of similars' states that a disease is cured by a medicine that creates symptoms similar to those that the patient is experiencing. The second principle states that only 'the minimum dose' should be given to provide enough stimulation to body, therefore allowing its healing processes to occur naturally.
Lifestyle CounselingLifestyle counseling involves teaching the principles of healthy living to foster physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. It takes into account mental attitudes, thoughts, emotions, and stressors that may be contributing to disease. Addressing all aspects of a person’s life, identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment.
Nutritional Counseling"Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food." - Hippocrates
Nutritional counseling involves education around healthy dietary choices. Food intolerances, deficiencies, imbalances, and excesses play a role in many medical conditions. Appropriate dietary modifications and nutritional support can have a large impact on health promotion and disease prevention.