Naturopathic Medicine is a form of evidence based individualized care that treats the whole person. At Your Downtown Doula we strongly belief that a Naturopathic Doctor is an essential addition to you prenatal and postpartum support team. Our ND has a special interest in prenatal care, including using herbs, acupuncture and homeopathy to get your body optimally prepared for birth. Click here to check out our full list of services.
Naturopaths use a combination of scientific knowledge and traditional forms of medicine to help stimulate the body's own ability to heal. In Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors are required to attend accredited institutions, complete standardized board exams and are a regulated health profession. They focus on treating the underlying causes of diseases, health maintenance and disease prevention. Therapies used include:
Managing diet and lifestyle: What we chose to put in our bodies and how we live each day are the very foundations of health. Naturopaths can work with you to determine the best food choices for you and help you incorporate changes in a way that works for you. They can help you make manageable adjustments to your daily life so you can optimize your health.
Clinical Nutrition: Supplementation can assist in replenishing deficiencies, managing symptoms and treating disease. By incorporating individualized dietary supplements, Naturopaths help you manage a variety of conditions.
Botanical Medicine: Herbs can treat a variety of conditions and enable deep healing. Botanical Medicine blends the wisdom of traditional healers and the cutting edge of science. Naturopaths work with you to choose herbs that will best facilitate your healing journey.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture: This ancient form of medicine is becoming well backed by science. Acupuncture and traditional herbal formulas are used to treat many conditions and improve wellbeing. Naturopaths develop individual treatments specific to your needs.
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