- Remove Blockages to Heal
- Not a Symptom, a Signal
- Doctors as Teachers
- Trustworthy Accreditations
REMOVE BLOCKAGES TO HEAL
Naturopathic medicine offers you an alternative approach to healthcare; it is very different than going to see your regular family doctor. It is unique because it blends cutting-edge science with traditional knowledge and natural forms of medicine. Our philosophy as naturopathic doctors is to remove blockages from your body that are preventing you from healing, and to stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself. If we can get to the root of your health concerns then we have done our job successfully.
The human body is very complex and everybody is different. This is why our naturopathic doctors individualize their treatments for each patient. Be it acute or chronic concerns, our doctors take into account the person’s physiology, structure, and psychology. It is the patient that is in need of treatment, not the disease or symptom. Additionally, they also consider social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors. We then prescribe a combination of the following modalities that will best support your return to health: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle changes, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, and traditional Chinese medicine (including acupuncture).
“It is more important to know what sort of patient has a disease, rather than what sort of disease a patient has”
William Osler, MD
NOT A SYMPTOM, A SIGNAL
Your symptoms provide us with messages and warning signals that something needs attention and care – our aim is to address these symptoms prior to them becoming a disease. The approach to naturopathic healthcare is not to cover up unwanted symptoms, only for them to come back. The goal is to find the root cause to the symptom to bring balance back to an area of the body needing extra awareness and support.
It is much easier and cost effective to prevent a disease than it is to treat a disease. Naturopathic doctors assess both subjective and objective feedback necessary to uncovering potential vulnerabilities to future disease states in their patients. Patients may need to make lifestyle, diet, exercise, mindset and/or supplementation changes.
DOCTORS AS TEACHERS
The latin word for doctor is “docere” which translates to “to teach”. The main goal of the naturopathic doctor is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to gain more responsibility over their lives by adopting a healthy attitude, diet, and lifestyle while being monitored on an appropriate treatment plan.
One of the greatest aspects of naturopathic medicine is the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of the individual’s situation. There is a holistic approach to healing which takes into consideration relationships, mental, emotional, physical, environmental and spiritual components. Our naturopathic doctors like to take their time to really get to the root cause of the problem by asking questions and most importantly listening to the overall concerns of the patient.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.
Naturopathic physicians at our clinic located downtown Vancouver offer the treatments listed below:
- Botanical Medicine (herbal remedies)
- Comprehensive Dispensary
- Detoxification (liver, colon)
- Environmental Allergy Testing
- Food & Diet Counselling
- Toxic Metal Detoxification
- Hormone Imbalances (BHRT, thyroid, adrenal & ovarian conditions)
- Immune Regulation
- Intravenous Services (IV vitamins, minerals, Myers cocktail, chelation, glutathione)
- Nutrition (diet, supplements)
- Stress Management (adrenal/neurotransmitter support)
- Women’s Health (all ages, PMS, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, menopausal symptoms)
- Gastrointestinal Health
Make an appointment today to see one of our naturopathic physicians and experience the many benefits of having quality one-on-one time, individualized treatment, taking responsibility for your well-being, trustworthy advice, and relief of your symptoms by healing the root cause.