What are Naturopathic Treatments?
Naturopathic doctors use a variety of treatments. All naturopathic doctors in Canada are trained in the following natural therapies:
Clinical Nutrition: Involves managing the amount of nutrients (i.e. protein, vitamins, and minerals) in a patient’s diet to create a healthy energy balance.
Acupuncture: A healing methodology that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into the skin.
Botanical Medicine: The study and use of medicinal properties of plants.
Asian Medicine: A broad range of medicinal practices sharing traditional concepts developed in China, including various forms of acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (Tui na), exercise, and dietary therapy.
Physical Medicine: May include massage therapy or manipulative therapy.
Homeopathy: A form of alternative medicine based on the idea that a substance that causes the symptoms of an illness in healthy people can help improve that illness in sick people.
Lifestyle Counselling: Providing support and enabling patients to make healthy choices in order to build and maintain health on all levels: mental, physical, social, and spiritual.