Naturopathic Doctor Victoria BC
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic doctors assess the whole person, taking into consideration physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. They combine a holistic perspective with knowledge of physiology and biochemistry and modern diagnostic tools including physical exam, lab tests and imaging, to identify the sources of dis-ease.
Naturopathic doctors employ tools such as: mind body medicine, clinical nutritional, botanical and homeopathic medicines, and hydrotherapy to re-establish health by stimulating the immune system and detoxification pathways, by directly fighting infections, or by promoting specific hormone or neurotransmitter synthesis. When necessary, CSV Health Centre‚Äôs naturopathic doctors can also prescribe from a wide array of pharmaceuticals to shift the body toward better health.
Is Naturopathic Medicine Appropriate For You?
Naturopathic medicine is a whole person, primary care approach to health care that can benefit anyone of any age in search of improved and sustained health.
Naturopathic interventions can be used effectively for chronic conditions such as arthritis, allergies, depression, anxiety, diabetes, chronic fatigue, stress reaction, digestive problems, headaches, skin problems, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems, cancer and many more. In some cases they are best used in conjunction with conventional medications. Naturopathic medicine can also be an appropriate choice for treating non-life-threatening acute ailments such as colds and flus.
Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They cooperate with other health care practitioners by consulting and referring when appropriate. They can act as health advocates by helping patients to better understand different aspects of their care (for example, explaining medications, laboratory tests and other procedures). Naturopathic doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.
If you still have questions about whether naturopathic medicine fits your needs, schedule a free 15-minute consultation with either of our naturopathic doctors.