Naturopathic medicine (or naturopathy) is a form of primary healthcare that uses natural therapies to promote health and treat disease. As primary healthcare providers, naturopathic doctors are trained in physical and laboratory diagnostics, and in providing first-contact health services.
Integrate Healthcare Collective’s naturopathic doctors look at each person as an integrative whole. They do not view you as a set of physical symptoms or as a disease, but instead consider your mental, emotional, social and environmental aspects to see how each affects your health.
Naturopathic Medicine FAQs here.
Patient education is vital to our naturopathic practice because we want our patients to understand and take an active role in their health. Patient education is also a key to prevention. Using simple, manageable steps, naturopathic doctors can help to reduce the risk of future illness and injuries without further adding to the stress of everyday life.
Clinical nutrition is scientifically based nutrition care. Our naturopath uses his extensive knowledge of nutrition to provide advice for individuals with specific dietary requirements , as well as for individuals looking to improve their overall health.
Botanical medicine is a form of treatment that uses plants and plant based extracts for healing. Flowers, stems, roots, leaves or oily extracts can be used as forms of therapy and may be given as capsules/tablets, tinctures (alcohol extracts), ointments or teas.
ACUPUNCTURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a form of health care that originated over 2500 years ago in China. TCM encompasses herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapy and exercise in order to improve health and treat disease.
Here, at Integrate, our Naturopathic Doctor uses research-based evidence to help you to make the lifestyle choices that are important, relevant to you, and that are effective in managing long term health.