What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct field of complementary medicine that blends traditional forms of therapy with modern science. The main philosophy of this field is to harness the healing power of nature to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors therefore are trained to concentrate on whole patient wellness by addressing the root causes to dis-ease in the body.
Using various modalities listed below, practitioners in this field provide individualized approaches to health and healing by providing the right foundation for the body to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine can be used to support both chronic or acute concerns and provides various options to healing for all ages, including our young ones!
Training of a Naturopathic Doctor
In Canada, the Doctor of Naturopathy degree program, which is a post-graduate program, provides more than 3,000 hours of classroom training and over 1,200 hours of clinical experience. This rigorous curriculum includes training in the following modalities:
- Clinical nutrition
- Lifestyle management
- Botanical (herbal) medicine,
- Physical medicine
- Functional testing
Our Naturopathic doctor is trained and registered in Ontario, Canada by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.