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How can a Naturopathic Doctor like Chris help you?

Naturopathic Doctors treat almost all acute and chronic health concerns and can also help treat problems associated with life transitions. Here are some of the most common conditions seen by Naturopathic Doctors:

Acne
Allergies
Anemia
Arthritis
Anxiety
Back Pain
Bloating
Cancer
Colds And Flus
Constipation
Detoxification
Diabetes
Depression
Eczema
Endocrine Problems
Erectile Dysfunction
Fatigue
Gastrointestinal Problems
Headaches
Heartburn
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Health Maintenance
Hormonal Problems
Insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low Energy
Menstrual Irregularities
Menopause
Musculoskeletal Problems
Osteoporosis
Pain
Pregnancy
Psychological Problems
Quitting Smoking
Sinusitis
Skin Problems
Sleeping Problems
Stress Management
Thyroid Disorders
Urinary Tract Infections
Weight Management

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that treats disease and promotes health using natural therapies. Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. They perform full physical exams, conduct medical research, and order lab tests. Naturopathic medicine is covered under most extended health insurance plans.

Chris utilizes many natural therapies, including:

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Nutrition

Clinical nutrition takes advantage of the relationship between food and health. It consists of maximizing an individual’s dietary needs, while also eliminating potentially harmful foods. Clinical nutrition also involves the supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. In many diseases, a large amount of a certain nutrient can have beneficial health effects that cannot be achieved through food alone. It can be confusing and dangerous to self-treat with supplements because everyone is different. Naturopathic Doctors perform extensive scientific research to determine the optimal food and supplement habits for each individual patient.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapy that has been used for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to encourage healing. From a Western perspective, the insertion of needles causes the release of various chemicals that have a wide variety of functions, such as boosting the immune system. Traditionally, the Chinese have implemented it as a system that promotes the flow of energy within the body. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in numerous scientific studies for a wide variety of conditions, most notably pain. Naturopathic Doctors are skilled at using acupuncture on its own or in conjunction with other therapies.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of plants or plant extracts to prevent disease and improve health. A large number of plants have been studied for their specific health benefits. Most plants have multiple health benefits and many plants have compounding benefits when prescribed together. Naturopathic Doctors prescribe plants in various forms from liquid alcohol extracts to dried capsule forms. Plants can be as powerful and as effective as drugs, but usually have fewer side effects.

Lifestyle Counselling

Many aspects of life are stressful, especially when your health is not optimal. Naturopathic Doctors are specifically trained to help patients process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.  Naturopathic Doctors are also trained in dealing with a wide variety of psychological complaints including relationship problems, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. They are able to work with patients to reduce stress and create long-term mental health.

If you want to feel better today, please contact us.

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