Virtually all chronic and most acute conditions may benefit from treatment by NDs. People of all ages can be helped.
Naturopathic training involves at least 3 years of pre-medical education, four years of Naturopathic medical training, (www.ccnm.edu) and the successful completion of rigorous North American and Provincial board exams.
Naturopathic Medicine has been a licensed profession in Ontario (www.oand.org) since 1925.
In order to maximize physical, mental and spiritual well-being, people need health practitioners who can listen and understand their experience.
We believe that clear communication and patient education is key to helping people become as healthy as possible. Using an open and non-judgmental approach, we work with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that will be effective for that person.
We believe in trying the simplest solution first. The tools we use include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling. We use these extensive and powerful natural tools to improve people’s lives.
We believe in social responsibility, community building and taking care of our natural environment, because we know that health of the community & the environment is inseparable from the health of the people.
As a clinic and as individuals we do our best to tread lightly on the earth. We also believe in simply being kind and seeing the best in our fellow human beings.
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of naturopathic medicine.
By precept, education and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations.
I will continually endeavor to improve my abilities.
I will conduct my life and practice of naturopathic medicine with integrity and freedom from prejudice.
I will keep confident what should not be divulged.
I will honour the principles of naturopathic medicine:
First, do no harm.
To co-operate with the healing powers of nature.
To address the fundamental cause of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
With my whole heart, before these witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.
We will perform any necessary physical exams and request lab testing in order to properly diagnose and treat your condition(s).
Clear communication is important, so we encourage you to ask any questions and seek clarification on your health issues and any treatment we prescribe for you.
After your first appointment, we will do research and develop a treatment plan to recommend to you. Follow-up visits are generally 20-40 minutes, and involve the carrying out of a mutually agreed upon treatment plan.
Your treatment plan will be individualized, meaning that it has been designed specifically for your unique constellation of health concerns, and your ability to carry it out. Your treatment may involve a prescription of herbs, vitamins, minerals, a homeopathic remedy, a series of acupuncture treatments, therapeutic foods or an exercise regime.
The frequency of your follow-up appointments depends on the complexity of your health issues and a mutually agreed upon course of treatment.