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Naturopathic Medicine

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself. NDs are primary care and specialty doctors who address the underlying cause of disease through effective, individualized natural therapies.

The primary goal of Naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. The patient is seen as a whole person and the ND takes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions into account when diagnosing and developing an individualized treatment plan.

NDs have a university degree that includes pre-medical studies followed by four years at a recognized college of Naturopathic Medicine. The curriculum encompasses medical sciences, Naturopathic principles and therapeutics, as well as over 1700 hours of supervised clinical experience. In Ontario, NDs are licensed and regulated after passing rigorous standardized exams to qualify for practice.

Naturopathic Principles

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Disclaimer: The goal of this website is to inform patients and potential patients on the benefits of Naturopathic Medicine. It is not to be considered as medical advice without a physical exam, medical history and appropriate laboratory work up. Dr. Reina Persaud, BSc, ND does not assume any responsibility of how the information on this site is used.