Naturopathic Medicine utilizes the healing power of nature to support the body’s own healing processes. It is a way of practice as described by the 6 principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) 

trusting the ability of the body to heal itself

Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)

finding and treating the root cause

First Do No Harm (Primum Non Noncere)

using the least invasive and toxic therapies as treatment tools

Doctor as Teacher (Docere)

educating patients to empower them in their healthcare

Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)​ 

treating the patient as mind, body, and spirit 

Prevention (Praevenic) 

focusing on overall health and wellness, and disease prevention


Naturopathic Doctors are primary healthcare practitioners that integrate traditional therapies with well researched scientific knowledge.


With a thorough health intake, physical exams, and advanced lab testing, Naturopathic Doctors are able to tailor personalized treatment plans that support the healing process of the body.


This medicine can treat your concerns in a dynamic manner, and with a focus on preventative medicine to have a healthier future.

Naturopathic doctors use the following tools of treatment:

Advanced Lab Testing

Botanical Medicine

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy


Hydrotherapy & Physical Medicine

Clinical Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselling

Asian Medicine, Acupuncture & Cupping

Conditions treated:





Premenstrual symptoms



Hot flashes


Headaches, Migraines

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