Naturopathic medicine is a part of primary health care that combines modern evidence-based medicine with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Naturopathic doctors look at the symptoms of disease as an imbalance in the body and utilize the healing power of nature to treat the root cause.
A Naturopathic Doctor is trained to diagnose and treat all conditions, yet they do not rely on the reductive model of common disease-common cure. Rather, a naturopathic doctor treats the underlying cause of disease, which may differ from person to person rather than just managing the symptoms associated with the disease.
Naturopathic doctors are intensively trained for four to five years at an accredited Naturopathic Medical School, after completing an undergraduate degree from an approved college or university with the premedical science courses. Naturopathic doctors have one of the widest scopes of practice of any health profession, allowing us to utilize a range of diagnostic and treatment approaches that are patient-centred. This includes Conventional Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine/Manipulation, Clinical Nutrition and Counselling.