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Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine focuses on promoting health, and preventing disease. A naturopathic doctor strives to “treat the person”, instead of the disease that the person has; it is an integrative approach to healthcare, using many different treatment modalities through an individualized approach. The goal is to treat the whole person: body, mind and spirit and to find and treat the root cause of disease, while decreasing symptoms that the patient may feel. Patient education is integral to naturopathic medicine. The ND is a doctor who empowers his/her patients by teaching them about healthy living and disease prevention.

What do Naturopathic Doctors do?

Naturopathic doctors provide nutrition and lifestyle counseling. They also use vitamins, minerals, herbs, medical foods, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture to help patients achieve their health goals.

What kind of education do Naturopathic Doctors Have?

Naturopathic doctors have completed a minimum of 3 years of university courses with pre-requisites for the ND program. They also have graduated from a 4 year program from an accredited naturopathic medical school that includes roughly 1500 hours of basic and clinical sciences, 1900 hours of standard medical therapeutics (e.g. pharmacology, family medicine, internal medicine etc.) and extensive training in naturopathic treatments. ND’s in BC have passed 2 sets of licensing exams as well as BC provincial board exams.

What does Naturopathic Medicine treat?

Naturopathic medical doctors treat the same conditions as western medical doctors, but in a more natural way. Naturopathic medicine is excellent at helping with chronic conditions, including, but definitely not limited to: digestive problems, hormonal issues, overall wellness (including stress and low energy). Western medicine is excellent for the acute conditions that require casting, stitches or surgery. But even in those extreme cases, while western medicine is necessary, naturopathic medicine can also be used. It can help decrease the side effects of medical treatment, help speed the healing process and prevent disease from recurring by improving the body’s strength and immune system.

For more information on Naturopathic Medicine check out The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors at: www.CAND.ca

To see a Naturopathic Doctor in Fort St. John, call:

The Peace Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine at 250-787-6020 and book an appointment today!

Dr. Amanda Gammage DC, ND & Dr. Daniel Yee BSc, ND

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

#204 9730 101 Ave
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 2A8

Phone: 250-787-6020
E-mail: info@peace-clinic-of-naturopathic-medicine.com

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