Naturopath

Naturopathic Doctors can provide treatment for a variety of ailments such as:

  • Digestive/GI Concerns [IBD, IBS, Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis, Reflux, Bloating, Gas]
  • Cognitive Concerns [Dementia/Cognitive decline]
  • Hormonal Concerns [Men/Women’s Health, Thyroid Disorders]
  • Mental Health [Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Insomnia]
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Heart Health [Hypertension, High Cholesterol]

Associated Symptoms:

  • Tired/Fatigued, Irritable, Brain Fog
  • Temperature changes [feeling hot/cold]
  • Brittle hair/nails
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Reflux, bloating/gas, constipation, diarrhea

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath is a registered healthcare professional that focuses on the root cause of pre-existing symptoms/conditions and providing individualized treatment methods.

What is the difference between Acupuncture with an ND vs other practitioners.

Naturopath’s offer both constitutional and contemporary acupuncture. Constitutional acupuncture involves a full health history and uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose and treat various conditions such as:

  • Convalescence [Exhaustion]
  • Irritability/Anxiety/Stress
  • Amenorrhea/Dysmenorrhea/Menstrual Concerns [Painful or absent periods]
  • Men’s Health Concerns [Impotence, Premature Ejaculation]
  • Urinary Concerns [troubles voiding, urinary dribble, incontinence, pelvic pain]
  • Intense emotional states/difficulty processing emotions [anger, worry, fear, guilt]
  • Neuropathies [i.e. chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathies]

Contemporary [Dry Needling] acupuncture which is also offered by other healthcare practitioners is used to treat various types of pain and may or may not involve electro stimulation as well.

Why are ND visits more expensive than an initial acupuncture/cupping visit:

Initial ND visits and the corresponding follow-ups are a full comprehensive visit [may include treatment such as cupping and or acupuncture]. An initial visit includes a full health history as well as a detailed treatment plan following each visit.

Treatments include:

  • Botanical medicine [Herbal prescriptions including supplements, teas, topicals, etc.]
  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Lab Diagnostics [Requisitions of Labs as well as diagnostics/interpretation and follow-up]
  • Specialty Testing [DUTCH [Hormones], SIBO, Food Sensitivity]
  • Clinical Nutrition [supplements, specific dietary recommendations/guidelines]
  • Acupuncture [a treatment protocol of 5 weekly acupuncture follow-ups may be recommended]

Acupuncture/Cupping Initial visits are for those requesting only Acupuncture and/or Cupping. This is generally for pain and specific cases with one general health concern – for example [heavy, painful periods] These may also be booked for on-going treatment plans after an ND initial assessment. A detailed treatment plan is NOT provided following an acupuncture/cupping visit. Only the physical therapies and lifestyle recommendations are provided during this visit.

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