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What Is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy medicine is a combination of modern scientific medicine and traditional practices that uses natural remedies to help heal the body by itself. Naturopathy is a primary health care system that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic illnesses with the healing power of nature. It involves a range of therapies including homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counselling. The goal of treatment with naturopathy is to restore balance in the patient’s body to boost its natural healing process.

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When Should You See a
Naturopathic Doctor?

If you have been lately struggling with chronic and complicated conditions that leave a range of side effects when treated by modern medicine, you should consider going to a naturopathic doctor. This will help give you a broader perspective on your health. Other reasons why you must consider seeing a naturopathic doctor include:

  • arrow When you want to address a health condition from a natural perspective
  • arrow When you want to treat the root cause of an illness
  • arrow When you do not want to use pharmaceutical drugs in treating your chronic illness
  • arrow When you experience hormonal imbalances
  • arrow When you are facing a recurring health condition
  • arrow When you want an in-depth personalized treatment option for your health condition
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How Can a Naturopathic Doctor Help?

A naturopathic practitioner can help support and stimulate your body’s natural healing process by using natural therapies. They help diagnose, treat, and prevent acute and chronic health conditions by identifying the root cause of the problem and developing personalized treatment options, that support the inherent self-healing process of the body. A naturopathic practitioner will try to reduce all the primary causes that are leading to a disease including unhealthy diets, stress, digestive disturbances, sleep disorders, sedentary lifestyle, and individual disharmonies. A range of physical modalities including massage therapy, spinal manipulation, and craniosacral therapy are also used in enhancing the skeletal and muscular cohesion. Your naturopathic doctor will also use supportive therapies to help decrease the side effects if you undergo invasive treatments.

Benefits of Seeing a Naturopathy Doctor

Naturopathy helps a patient awaken and stimulate their body’s natural and innate process of healing by treating the root cause of the problems.

The benefits of seeing a Naturopathic practitioner include:
  • arrow They work towards the goal of chronic disease prevention
  • arrow They help restore the body’s natural healing ability
  • arrow They help personalize treatment plans to stimulate innate healing
  • arrow They help you become more aware of your body by offering an in-depth health review
  • arrow They work hand in hand with other medical practitioners
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Frequently Asked Questions

A naturopathic doctor, also known as a naturopathic physician, is a healthcare practitioner who practices naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a system of healthcare that emphasizes the use of natural therapies and non-invasive approaches to promote healing, prevent illness, and support overall well-being.

Naturopathy works by employing natural therapies and approaches to support the body's ability to heal itself, addressing the root causes of illness, and promoting overall well-being.

Naturopathy focuses on addressing the underlying causes of illness and supporting the body's natural healing processes. While it can be beneficial for a wide range of health concerns, it is important to note that naturopathy is not intended to "fix" or cure specific conditions. Instead, it aims to promote overall health and well-being.

Naturopathic doctors often work with individuals dealing with chronic conditions, such as:

  • Digestive disorders: Including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and acid reflux
  • Hormonal imbalances: Such as thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, or menstrual irregularities.
  • Autoimmune conditions: Such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or multiple sclerosis.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
  • Allergies and sensitivities.
  • Mental health concerns: Such as anxiety, depression, or stress management.
  • Cardiovascular health: Including high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.
  • Skin conditions: Such as eczema, psoriasis, or acne.
  • Weight management and metabolic disorders.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Such as arthritis, back pain, or sports injuries.

Naturopathy treatment encompasses a variety of natural therapies and approaches aimed at supporting the body's healing processes and promoting overall well-being. The specific treatments used can vary depending on the individual's needs and the practitioner's expertise. Here are some common components of naturopathic treatment:

  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Physical medicine
  • Mind-body approaches
  • Detoxification

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that emphasizes the use of natural therapies and non-invasive treatments to support the body's healing processes and promote overall well-being.

Yes, you can get referred to a Naturopathic Doctor near you. You can book a consultation with one of our doctors at the Virtual Health Clinic. After your consultation with our virtual doctor, a referral to a Naturopathic doctor will be emailed to you or sent to your nearest specialist’s clinic. If you have a valid Ontario health card, the consultation fee is covered by OHIP. For uninsured patients, the consultation fee is $50 CDN (including all applicable taxes), per visit. Virtual Health Clinic also accepts all major insurance plans where you may be fully covered or have reduced pricing. Please check your coverage with your insurance provider to see if this applies to you.

Currently, Naturopathy is not covered by OHIP. But most extended insurance plans cover naturopathic treatments.

The benefits of naturopathic medicine include:

  • Promoting holistic health
  • Addressing the root causes of illness
  • Supporting the body's natural healing processes
  • Emphasizing preventive care