Therapies Used in Naturopathic Medicine


The cornerstone of good health. Like medicines and drugs, food affects the way your body functions. Some foods help you heal, while others damage your body and contribute to chronic illness. A healthy diet consisting of the right balance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber, and amino acids is the most important tool for your body to manage stress and prevent and recover from illness.



Herbal Medicine:

Herbs from all over the world are used to prevent and alleviate illness. Herbs work in two ways. First, they nourish your body with essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Also, herbs help your body release toxins that can build up and cause illness. As natural medicines, herbs are relatively inexpensive, accessible, gentle and easily absorbed by our bodies.



Asian Medicine:

Which includes acupuncture, acupressure and Asian herbs and foods, is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for thousands of years. According to traditional Asian medicine, when energy flow is out of balance, the body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. A harmonious flow of energy, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain your long-term physical, mental and emotional health.




Using diluted doses of natural substances, homeopathic medicine gently stimulates your immune system and rebalances your body and mind. While conventional medicines often cover symptoms, homeopathic medicine relieves your symptoms by correcting their root cause.



Physical Medicine:

Includes massage, hydrotherapy, peat therapy and other physical therapies. Physical medicine strengthens and restores structure to bones, joints, and soft tissue. In addition, it builds immunity and supports healing and detoxification.



Lifestyle Counselling:

To achieve the best results from your naturopathic medical treatment, you need to understand and practice the principles of healthy living. By helping you identify and adjust the habits that contribute to ill health, your naturopathic doctor will help you maintain wellness over the long term.

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