What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is primary health care that supports the self-healing process and focuses on addressing the root cause of illness. The treatment plans reflects a ‘whole’ person healthcare and your naturopathic doctor will be there to inspire and empower you on your road to a healthier you.
Naturopathic doctors are licensed and regulated primary health care providers that blend modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors receive a minimum of seven years of full-time training at university and at accredited naturopathic medical schools. Topics studied include, among other areas: clinical nutrition, lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, nutritional supplements and injection therapies. This wide variety allows each practitioner to use a unique combination of therapies to address the whole person and achieve optimal health and fitness benefits.
What are the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic therapeutics are extremely effective for addressing issues related to:
- Menstruation/hormonal imbalances
- Thyroid conditions
- Weight management
- Cholesterol/Heart Disease
- Blood pressure
Extended Health Coverage:
Naturopathic services performed by a naturopathic physician licensed by College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia can be covered by most extended plans but patients are asked to check with their plan providers. Note: X-rays taken by, and drugs, medicines or supplies recommended and prescribed by a naturopathic physician are not covered.