Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) take a holistic approach to treatment and complete a thorough assessment of each individual case. Understanding the various body systems and how they influence one another is the foundation of how we practice medicine. Our philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body. We do not just treat the presenting symptom; we search for the cause and perform comprehensive assessments in order to deliver optimal patient care. This often requires us to requisition additional laboratory testing.
At Abaton Integrative Medicine, once we establish the root cause of symptoms, we utilize a host of therapies based on the individual patient’s physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors. Our therapies include acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, diet and lifestyle counselling, supplementation and homeopathy to support your body as it begins to heal and recover.
We are an integrative clinic. This means that we are able to refer within a network of trusted healthcare professionals. We are home to a diverse group of practitioners, each with their own specialty. This allows us to take a comprehensive approach to your health. With your permission we are able to discuss your case and create an optimal plan that incorporates all aspects of wellbeing – mind, body and spirit.
In the initial visit we will ask you about your health history, complete necessary physical exams and discuss our approach and plan for your care. If you have any recent lab work or imaging, please bring this with you to your first appointment.
Your first follow-up will be two to three weeks after you start your treatment plan. Future follow-ups will depend on your individual case. Our goal for you is optimal wellness! If you have any questions about this process or our approach at anytime, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
*All Naturopathic Visits are HST Exempt **Please note that most extended health care plans have Naturopathic coverage. Please contact your employer or insurance provider to inquire about Naturopathic coverage Related Articles and Information
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