Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
Modern herbalism combines traditional knowledge about herbs and their uses with up to date scientific information about plant constituents and phytochemistry. Herbs may be prescribed in tincture form, as teas or as standardized extracts. A licensed naturopathic doctor can safely prescribe botanical medicines and understands any possible interactions with pharmaceutical drugs.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for thousands of years. The aim of TCM is to promote the smooth flow of energy (or Qi), yin and yang, which when out of balance cause illness. Acupuncture, herbs and diet are used.
The old adage “you are what you eat” is true. Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Treatment may include specialized eating plans and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutraceuticals.
Homeopathy is an energetic form of natural medicine. Based on the principle of “like cures like”, highly diluted and “potentized” substances are used to stimulate the body’s vital energy to heal itself.
Physical, emotional, nutritional and environmental factors affect health. Lifestyle counselling helps patients make informed choices to reach and maintain their optimal health.
Bioidentical hormones are a prescription hormone replacement therapy in which the hormones are identical to the ones created endogenously (by your body). They can be used to treat menopausal symptoms, PMS, fertility, migraines, endometriosis and more.