Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care providers who focus on individualizing your health goals and needs. Treatments from Naturopathic Doctors seek the root cause of illness and treat using natural medicines that promote healing. Naturopathic medicine can help you with acute or chronic conditions, illness prevention and health and wellness promotion. Treatment options may include lifestyle counselling, nutritional counselling, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic approach to health that is over 3500 years older than Western medicine. Traditional Chinese acupuncture helps correct your body’s “Qi” (energy). When Qi is unbalanced, it can cause physical and mental health concerns. Acupuncture needles may be inserted around the physical area of concern (i.e., sore joint) or may be placed along the meridians (energy channels of the body) to help restore balance and healing. Conditions that may benefit from Traditional Chinese acupuncture are unlimited, but some common concerns are stress, headaches, PMS, arthritis and indigestion. Your appointment for Traditional Chinese acupuncture will include a full holistic intake including pulse and tongue assessments.