Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Natural therapies include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.
Naturopathic doctors also complement and enhance healthcare services provided by other professionals through cooperation and referrals for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.
In Canada, naturopathic doctors are primary care practitioners with training comparable to conventional doctors in the areas of diagnostic testing, physical examination, pharmaceuticals, differential diagnosis, and more.
Naturopathic doctors are extensively educated in the medical application of botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and other natural healing modalities.
A licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Nova Scotia:
Naturopathic doctors are trained in several natural treatment methods which they utilize to help their patients regain and maintain optimal health.
After an in-depth health evaluation, your naturopathic doctor will design a treatment plan individualized to you and your specific health concerns.
Your naturopathic doctor may treat you with a combination of treatment modalities in order to most effectively optimize your health.