naturopathic health care in brooklin and durham region
What is naturopathic medicine?
It's awesome. Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach to your healthcare using natural therapies for treatment. As opposed to only treating your symptoms (though often this is necessary to get you feeling better), the root cause of your concerns are addressed to prevent those symptoms from occurring in the first place. You, as a whole person, are the focus of assessment and treatment. The body has an innate ability to heal itself and naturopathic medicine helps to strengthen this ability or simply rebalance when things get off track.
Our philosophy is based on six principles that make up our oath:
First, do no harm. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) work with gentle therapies to minimize side effects often seen with many conventional medical treatments and can help in conjunction with medications.
Work with the healing power of nature. Sounds a bit corny, but you know how your paper cut heals? By itself. The human body is so ridiculously smart and physiology is amazing. Sometimes our bodies have difficulty working things out, especially after years of unhealthy living or constantly being under the stresses of today's fast-paced lifestyle. Naturopathic medicine works with the body's natural healing ability to get you back to being healthy, or keep you that way.
Treat the whole person through individualized treatment. Naturopathic Doctors take the time to understand who you are and what your body goes through on a daily basis. By understanding how your body works, treatment can be tailored to you in the form of diet and lifestyle modification, acupuncture, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc. Hate pills or needles? There's always a plan B.
Treat the root cause. Naturopathic medicine not only addresses the symptoms that are troubling you, but also seeks to treat the root of the problem to prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place.
Prevention is the best cure. Health care or sick care? The easiest way to treat a disease is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Naturopathic medicine is often a lifestyle choice, not a quick fix to health problems. By achieving a wholesome and balanced lifestyle, many common health concerns can be prevented.
Doctor as teacher. Naturopathic Doctors teach the principles of healthy living and share their knowledge. This allows you to understand how you can achieve and maintain health. We teach you how your concerns likely happened in the first place and how to prevent them. Get ready for some physiology lessons!