Naturopathic Doctor Questions and Answers
At Viva Health Centre, our team of Naturopathic Doctor specialists are here to help you live a healthy life. Our pharmacy team is here to help you with any lifestyle concerns or questions. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Richmond Hill ON, Markham ON, Newmarket ON, Aurora ON and Gormley ON.
Naturopathic medicine utilizes natural remedies to help the body heal itself and it embraces many therapies, like massages, exercise, acupuncture, herbs and nutritional counseling. Today it is widely known for combining modern science with traditional treatments to treat the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Its ultimate purpose is not to just stop symptoms, but to heal the root-cause of an illness. Viva Health Centre is widely known in Richmond Hill, York Region, Newmarket, and the Greater Toronto Area for having a superb team of Naturopathic doctor specialists, dedicated to you and your family. If you want to meet with one of the doctors, then book an appointment in person or online.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Educated and trained at accredited naturopathic medical colleges, Naturopathic Doctors work to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic and acute illness, and they establish a patient’s optimal health by supporting their inherent self-healing process. What’s interesting is that Naturopathic Doctors work to identify the underlying cause of illnesses, and instead of suppressing symptoms, they in turn develop personalized treatment plans to address them. They follow a Therapeutic Order that identifies the natural order for therapies that provides the greatest benefit for a patient.
Does naturopathic medicine really work?
Naturopathic medicine, which blends modern scientific knowledge with natural and traditional forms of medicine, is very effective and treats a variety of health concerns for patients of all ages – from serious to chronic, and from physical to psychological. It is based on the health power of nature and it stimulates and supports the body to actually heal itself.
Here is a quick snapshot of what Naturopathic medicine can do for you:
- Helps patients who desire disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
- Helps patients who have a host of symptoms that they are not able to address on their own or with the aid of medical doctors.
- Helps patients suffering from serious or life-threatening illnesses improve quality of life.
- Helps patients combine Naturopathic and conventional treatments to greatly reduce the side effects of surgery or prescription medication.
Naturopathic medicine was well-established in Canada a century ago, and today it is more popular that ever as people are discovering its benefits. In fact, Naturopathic doctors are in high-demand, and over 2,400 doctors from coast-to-coast continue to answer the health-care call for scores of Canadians.
What does a Naturopathic Doctor do?
Doctors in this field treat patients as individuals through addressing the environmental, physical, attitudinal, lifestyle, and emotional aspects of health, allowing them to treat the cause of an illness or disease through a variety of effective therapies that include clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, naturopathic manipulation, lifestyle counselling, health promotion, disease prevention, and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture.
What should I see a Naturopathic Doctor for?
There is more than just one reason to pay a visit to a Naturopathic Doctor. Naturopathy focuses on disease prevention and will assist with prevalent health conditions that many of us experience: hormonal imbalance, cardiovascular health, menopause, digestion, stress, sleep disorders, allergies, immune system improvements, migraines, even arthritis. Naturopath uses natural and non-invasive therapies that tap into your body’s self-healing abilities, and nutrition from superfoods and whole foods can be used to strengthen and nourish the body. In the event you want to combine natural medicine with prescription medicine, the best move is to get the right advice from Naturopaths, GPs, and pharmacists and develop a successful health strategy. Ask lots of questions to uncover the endless list of natural and traditional choices.
Do you live in Richmond Hill, ON, or the GTA and are considering seeing a Naturopath Doctor? We are here to help you with any questions you have, and appointments can be made online or by calling our office. We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and we look forward to seeing you soon and showing you how you can have a more balanced proactive approach to your overall health.