FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT IS NATUROPATHY? / WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?

Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care that can prevent and treat both acute and chronic illnesses. It takes a look at the whole person and root cause of your concern, rather than just the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Disease may present itself as a variety of well-defined symptoms (although this may not always be the case), and comes upon based on improper functioning of the body, and lifestyle habits that may interfere with optimal health.

Naturopathic Medicine uses evidence-based natural therapies to treat the cause of disease and includes nutrition and lifestyle support, acupuncture, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and more! Click here for more information about naturopathic modalities.

WHAT IS A NATUROPATH?

WHERE IS A NATUROPATH NEAR ME?

WHAT IS A NATUROPATHY TREATMENT?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A NATUROPATHY TREATMENT TO WORK?

The duration of treatment really depends on the nature of your concern concern and if it’s an acute concern (occurring relatively recently, less than 4 weeks) or chronic concern (longer duration, more than 4 weeks). Moreover the efficacy of your treatment plan is dependent on you! If you are able to follow your ND’s recommendations, there is a greater chance that the treatment will help eliminate the root cause of disease and help get your health on track faster!

WHAT IS A HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR?

A homeopathic doctor is different than a Naturopathic Doctor. While a homeopathic doctor only uses homeopathic medicine to treat the cause of disease, Naturopathic Doctors use homeopathy as one of their many modalities.

IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE COVERED BY OHIP?

While Naturopathic Medicine is not covered by OHIP, appointments are covered by many insurance providers. Call your provider to determine if you and your family are covered.

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