Natural treatments to boost your overall health.
What are Naturopathic medicine/treatments?
Naturopathic Medicine is a very distinct primary healthcare profession that combines modern science with traditional natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic Medicine promotes self-healing through education, treatments, prevention, and optimal health practices. Through acupuncture, nutritional counseling, exercise, herbs, and massage, Naturopathic Doctors can help the body function more optimally.
How does it work?
Naturopathic Medicine and philosophies focus on treating the person in their entirety, mind, body & spirit. It involves treating the root cause of an illness and not just the symptoms. Generally, a Naturopathic Doctor will spend 1-2 hours asking questions about your health history, lifestyle, habits, and stress levels. Most Naturopathic Doctors will also request lab tests to create optimized and personalized health plans.
First visit with a Naturopathic Doctor:
The primary focus of an ND visit is to provide individualized, integrative, whole-person healthcare. Your first visit can take anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. This first visit is extended to give your ND a chance to get to know you and gain in-depth knowledge of your health profile.
Who practices Naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is practiced in various healthcare spaces such as hospitals, clinics, private offices, and community centers.
Naturopathic physicians Also known as naturopathic doctors (ND) or doctors of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), education consists of accredited four-year, graduate-level school. Similar to medical school, Naturopathic Doctors study basic sciences and modern medicine. They also study psychology, nutrition, herbal medicine, and homeopathy.
Health care providers such as dentists, medical doctors, nurses, doctors of osteopathy, and chiropractors, have ND licenses or studied in Naturopathic medicine.
Traditional naturopaths practitioners may not have attended accredited naturopathic medical school or received a license.
Naturopathic Medicine at Renew in Markham
An ancient healing method that uses thin needles for muscle and pain relief.
An ancient healing method that uses suction cups fto promote blood circulation.
Electro Stimulation Therapy
A physical therapy treatment that uses mild electrical pulses to help repair injured muscles.
Advanced Functional Testing
A series of full body tests administred to gain a full medical profile of our patients.
Thyroid Health Reset program
Intended for people struggling with thyroid illnesses.
Gut Well reset program
Intended for people who are suffering from various gut related illness and discomforts.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical professionals are educated in the same basic science that medical doctors and must pass a rigrous board exam before they are licensed to practice or teach Naturopathic medicine. The main difference between Naturopathic doctors and Medical doctors is that NDs study holistic approaches to treating illnesses and utilizing natural based strategies the promote wellness and prevent disease. NDs are also trained in botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, physical medicine, minor surgery, psychology, counseling, and stress management.
Many ND’s get additional training in oriental medicine, acupuncture and midwifery.
Steps to become and ND
- Accredited naturopathic medical programs,
- standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX) and jurisdictional exams,
- National standards of practice, and
- regulations in five provinces date. (Ontario, British Columbia,
What are the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is used to treat a wide range of health issues.
- Fertility issues
- Digestive problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
Who should us Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is for patients of all ages to prevent illness, boost overall health, and manage acute and chronic conditions.
- Patients diagnosed with an illness looking for treatment options
- Patients looking to promote their overall health and prevent illness
- Patients whose symptoms have not been addressed by other medical practitioners
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
NDs support the body’s inherent ability to restore and heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
NDs treat underlying causes rather than managing or suppressing symptoms.
Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
NDs use remedies and therapies that are safe, effective, decrease harmful side effects, and increase your overall health.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
NDs pour their knowledge onto their patients to be better informed and take care of their bodies.
Treat the Whole Person
NDs look at your overall health profile to promote good health. they look at medical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual, and other factors that may affect a person’s health.
Wellness & Prevention
NDs believe the good health can be obtained through healthy habits, awareness of hereditary risks, preventative measures and a balanced lifestyle.