Naturopathic Medicine

what is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a complimentary form of health care aimed at supporting the body’s ability to heal itself. By looking at the root causes of illness rather than just the symptoms, and promoting healing through natural therapies, naturopathic medicine is a successful non-invasive way to prevent chronic illness as well as reduce reliance upon prescription medications. Naturopathic Medicine aims to boost your immune system, prevent and treat chronic disease and increase your overall energy level.

 

There are a number of Naturopathic treatments that are tailored to each individual patient. Treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, Asian medicine, lifestyle counselling, or a combination of these.

 

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct form of primary health care. Naturopathic assessment, diagnosis and treatment draws from a number of modalities (therapies) and is tailored to the individual.

 

Naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles:

 

  • Utilization of therapies that are minimally invasive i.e., first do no harm
  • The Healing power of nature
  • Identification and treatment of the causes of disease
  • The primary role of the doctor as the teacher
  • Treatment of the whole person
  • Disease prevention and health promotion

 

Naturopathic medicine is for people of all ages and health histories who want to take their health into their own hands. NDs are primary health care providers and are qualified to see and treat everyone. Treatments may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, Asian medicine, and lifestyle counselling.

 

Reference: Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

What is Clinical nutrition?

With clinical nutrition, we examine the relationship between diet and health. We use whole foods, food elimination, variation in dietary habits and nutritional supplements to treat disease and promote health.

  • PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Painful periods
  • Eczema and hives
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive concerns
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussions
  • Weight management
What is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body’s “vital force” and strengthen its innate ability to heal.

What is Physical Medicine?

Physical medicine includes soft tissue work (including therapeutic massage), naturopathic manipulation of muscle, bone or the spine, hydrotherapy techniques, gentle electrical impulses, ultrasound, and exercise therapy.

What is Comprehensive testing?

Testing is available to learn of barriers that are holding you back from achieving your health goals. Naturopathic Doctors are equipped to perform full physical exams if needed, including, but not limited to: gynecological health exams (Pap smears and cultures), breast exams and general wellness screenings.

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Vitamin D status
  • Thyroid function
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Hormone panels (including DUTCH testing)
  • Pap tests
  • and More
What is Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling?

Naturopathic doctors address all aspects of a person’s life, identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health and assisting patients to make effective lifestyle choices.

What is Clinical nutrition?

With clinical nutrition, we examine the relationship between diet and health. We use whole foods, food elimination, variation in dietary habits and nutritional supplements to treat disease and promote health.

  • PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Painful periods
  • Eczema and hives
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive concerns
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussions
  • Weight management
How can Naturopathic Medicine help with Women’s Health and Fertility?

Women’s health is a complex interconnection of hormones, genetics and environmental factors. There is often a multitude of factors that influence fertility without one set answer for everyone. However, concerns such as severe cramping, PMS, menopausal symptoms, low libido etc. can and should be addressed and treated. I provide an inclusive and LGBT2Q-friendly service in my practice.

  • Infertility and pre-conception care
  • Menopause
  • Acne
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Period regulation
  • PMS
  • and more
How can Naturopathic Medicine help with Autoimmunity and Chronic Conditions?

Even with chronic conditions there are ways to prevent progression, minimize symptoms and maintain function.

  • Thyroid conditions
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • and more
How can Naturopathic Medicine help with Weight loss and Nutrition?

Bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea, and constipation do not have to be your new normal

Do you direct-bill insurances? Do I need a Doctor's referral?

Most extended medical/insurance plans cover Naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine treatment fees.

Please contact your insurance provider to check if they require a Doctor’s referral, to be able to claim or direct-bill treatments.

Insurances that we can direct-bill:

  • Bluecross
  • Cinup
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cooperators
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins
  • First Canadian
  • GroupHealth
  • Great-West-Life
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Sun Life Financial

If your insurance is not in the list, you will receive a receipt after the treatment that you can send to your insurance to get refunded of the portion covered.

PRICE LIST

An opportunity to meet and learn more about how Naturopathic Medicine can benefit you, free of any commitment. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and I will share my treatment approach with you.

For NEW patients only. We use a full hour to learn your health history, clarify your health goals, perform relevant physical exams and, if needed, we will initiate laboratory testing. You will leave this first visit knowing your concerns have been heard and having a clear sense of where treatment is headed. Please bring any current medications, supplements and recent lab tests (if available) to this visit.

For existing patients. This visit allows us to review and adjust your treatment plan, review lab results and discuss any new health concerns.

For existing patients. This visit allows us to review and adjust your treatment plan, review lab results and discuss any new health concerns. An extended time slot to allow us more time to reassess and if necessary redirect your care.

Our Naturopath Doctor

Therapist
Dr. Valerie Penton-Power

Naturopathic Doctor