Naturopathic doctors are primary care doctors with 8 years of training with a treatment focus on lifestyle medicine and natural therapeutics.
About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that uses detailed assessments that integrate physical examinations, standard and functional laboratory assessments to determine a personalized treatment plan. From complex medical concerns to the optimization of health. This whole body approach is the difference that makes us stand apart.
Naturopathic Medicine uses new research in order to understand underlying functional, biochemical and therapeutic pathways. As well as uses traditional research in areas where a treatment has a long-standing safety profile, efficacy and long standing anecdotal evidence.
Naturopathic Medicine is a solution for our over-burdened healthcare system. It is a new paradigm shift that focuses on personalized treatment that address the underlying factors that impede health. We realize that various individuals can be labeled with the same diagnosis but that each one can have very different factors that need to be addressed. New research in nutrigenomics and biochemical variability are supporting these very traditional and historical philosophies of naturopathic Medicine. It emphasizes treating the underlying causes of disease rather than focusing on symptoms.
Naturopathic Medicine is integrative and interactive medicine: it recognizes that humans are an interconnected whole-system. It addresses multi-organ pathologies while acknowledging the connection between the mind and body. It encourages and empowers patient to take charge of their health.
Naturopathic Doctors are regulated under the Health Professions Act in British Columbia. More information can also be found at the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and British Columbia Naturopathic Association or by contacting-us if you have any other questions.
Accredited Naturopathic Medical School
Bastyr University – Kenmore, Washington
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine – New Westminister, British Columbia
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – Toronto, Ontario
National College of Natural Medicine – Portland, Oregon
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – Tempe, Arizona
University of Bridgeport – Bridgeport, Connecticut