Naturopathic Medicine at Wilson Health & Wellness Clinic
Naturopathic Doctors have a large scope of practice. We specialize in 3 areas:
Food sensitivity Testing
for digestive issues including:
- Food intolerances,
- Weight Management
for skin conditions including:
- Dry itchy skin
and more . . .
for mental conditions including:
and more . . .
for a wide range of conditions including:
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Depression and other mental health conditions
- Sleep loss and insomnia
- Facial pain
- Appetite and Digestion
- Bell’s palsy
- Womens Reproductive Health
for age related skin conditions, (an alternative to expensive creams and Botox):
- Wrinkles & Droopy skin (Cosmetic Acupuncture)
Please ask us for details!
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
This type of practice is a system of medicine that has been practiced in North America for over 125 years. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession built on a patient centered approach. It emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that support the body’s natural ability to heal and help the patient achieve sustainable health and wellness.
By looking at the root cause of illness rather than just symptoms and promoting health and healing through natural therapies, naturopathic medicine is a successful non-invasive way to prevent acute and chronic illness as well as reduce reliance upon prescription medications (and all of their side effects). Think of it as your gateway to optimal health. From diet and exercise, to understanding your body’s unique chemistry, naturopathic medicine allows you to boost your immune system, prevent and treat both acute and chronic diseases and increase your energy level.
This functional medicine approach to healthcare, identifying the biochemical and physiological imbalances within the individual, and using natural, scientifically-proven solutions to rectify these imbalances. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) focus on naturally occurring substances, minimally invasive methods, and the promotion of natural healing. They also emphasize illness prevention and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What are Naturopathic Doctors?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care providers and use a comprehensive approach to assist patients in disease prevention and improving overall health. They are unique in their treatment methods and look at the root cause of illness, rather than just suppressing the symptoms. This treatment draws from a number of modalities and is tailored to the individual. Depending on the doctor’s approach and the needs of the individual patient, treatments include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, lifestyle counselling, or a combination of these.
Naturopathic medicine fits very well with the provincial vision for a transformed healthcare system and many NDs are community-based practitioners and already integrated into practice groups with MDs, acupuncturists, chiropractors and other primary healthcare providers.
Examples of the kinds of referrals NDs commonly receive from MDs include acupuncture to treat infertility or migraines, nutritional therapy for high cholesterol or irritable bowel syndrome, and herbal and lifestyle therapies for allergies and asthma. NDs also receive many referrals for patients with unresponsive chronic and complicated conditions. NDs are trained to provide collaborative care and work with referring physicians on the progress of care.
The Naturopathic Approach
The focus of naturopathic care is the individual, their current health (physical, emotional and spiritual), family history as well as lifestyle choices and environmental influences, all of which inform the naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan offered by a Naturopathic Doctor.
Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment draws from a number of modalities (therapies) and is tailored to the individual. Treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, and lifestyle counselling.
Naturopathic medicine is for people of all ages and health histories who want to take their health into their own hands. NDs are primary health care providers and are qualified to see and treat everyone. Some NDs focus their practices in specific areas, such as treating children or the elderly, providing adjunctive cancer support, sport-related health, digestive health, pain management, etc. The majority of NDs work in multi-disciplinary practices with health professionals from other regulated professions including for example, conventional medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and chiropractors.
How Acupuncture works?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints.