Primary health care emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individual’s inherent self-healing.
Changing the Paradigm of Wellness
A naturopathic treatment regimen is unique to every patient due to genetics, diet, and lifestyle. Naturopaths work with their patients to find the underlying cause of their health concerns, and create a plan that increases the natural healing ability. Patients are encouraged to participate in the development of their treatment plan, and their involvement is crucial with regard to the effectiveness of the treatment.
For those seeking prevention, healthy aging, pregnancy preparation The Naturopathic Doctor creates a plan that focuses on prevention through nutrition, diet and exercise.
The doctor utilizes the latest in laboratory and diagnostic testing in order to prescribe appropriate supplements, detox programs and stress-management techniques.
Naturopathic Doctor utilizes methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat, avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms, acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
At 360° Integrative Medical Centre our Naturopathic Doctors:
- Act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate body’s and mind’s inherent self-healing process.
- Seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
- Educate patients and encourage for health.
- Emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and by making appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness.
Understanding Your Coverage
Majority of Canadians have health benefits covering naturopathic medicine. Coverage for naturopathic doctors (or NDs) is usually part of the Extended Health, with the exception of certain tests, supplements and medicine. Understanding how your insurance plan works is key to ensuring you get the most effective and timely treatment from your naturopathic doctor.
Our staff will work with you to help you understand your coverage and whether a test, therapy or treatment will be accepted by your health plan. This will allow you to estimate any additional costs, outside of insurance, which may be required for treatment.