NATUROPATHIC CARE

NATUROPATHIC CARE

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 NDs have 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. 

And much more.

Naturopathic Principles

  • First, do no harm
  • To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature
  • To address the fundamental causes of disease
  • To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
  • To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine

Conditions Treated

Many of our Doulas are also Naturopathic Doctors. They can support you with any health concerns through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.

Mental Health and Wellness:

The prevalence of anxiety and depression has sky-rocketed in recent years. Whether you are experiencing postparum mood disorders or anxiety through your pregnancy, Naturopathic medicine can provide you with the tools you need to take back control of your own mental health.

Stress Management:

Nearly everyone is effected by stress to some degree, and self care is an integral part of health maintenance. Adding a new baby into the mix, plus societal pressure and lack of social support means that new parents are under more stress than ever. Naturopathic care can help you identify and manage your stress, and learn to set healthy boundaries.

Hormonal Health:

Hormonal balance is essential, and pregnancy and breastfeeding can throw a wrench in our hormonal health! Whether it's managing your menstrual cycle, decreasing PMS or smoothing your transition through menopause naturopathic medicine can help.

Fertility:

Rates of infertility have never been higher. As Naturopathic Doctors, we can help identify and treat underlying causes of fertility such as: PCOS, uterine fibroids, endometriosis

Naturopathic treatments, can support you through fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization. As Naturopathic Doctors, we help you prepare your body and mind to give you your best chances of conceiving.

Weight Management:

No, we aren't talking about "getting your body back". We are talking about achieving health. With chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease on the rise, maintaining a healthy weight is an important factor in overall health. We help you find the motivation to make changes in your diet and lifestyle. We work with you, to develop sustainable changes that are manageable for you to implement.

Pain Management:

Chronic pain can be debilitating, and the worst part about it is that it is often invisible. As Naturopathic Doctors, we have experience minimizing pain and helping patients regain function.

Investment

  • 2 hour visit: $250
  • 90 minute visit: $200
  • 60 minute visit: $150
  • 45 minute visit: $100
  • 30 minute visit: $80

Our clinic is mobile! That means our Naturopaths come to you in your own home. Naturopathic medicine is often covered under extended health benefits, check with your private insurance providers for details.

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