Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine has greatly evolved since its European beginnings, being now a regulated profession and a robust and rapidly growing model of medicine that utilizes modern scientific research in conjunction with traditional knowledge. Much like in conventional medicine, naturopathic doctors take detailed case histories, perform thorough physical examinations, and utilize imaging and laboratory studies whenever possible to diagnose and assess patients. Naturopathic doctors then seek to address health issues by finding the root cause and treating using natural therapies and the 'whole person' model - body, lifestyle, and mind.

Naturopathic medicine is a regulated profession and a robust and rapidly growing model of medicine that utilizes modern scientific research in conjunction with traditional knowledge. Much like in conventional medicine, naturopathic doctors take detailed case histories, perform thorough physical examinations, and utilize imaging and laboratory studies whenever possible to diagnose and assess patients. Naturopathic doctors then seek to address health issues by finding the root cause and treating using only natural therapies and the 'whole person' model - body, lifestyle, and mind.

Most private insurance policies cover visits to licensed Naturopathic doctors.

The Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

First, do no harm: Begin treatment with the safest and least invasive therapies first, always minding safety and interactions

The healing power of nature: Utilize appropriate natural therapies whenever possible to support the body's innate healing ability

Identify and treat the cause: Utilize appropriate natural therapies whenever possible to support the body's innate healing ability

Treat the whole person: Instead of just masking symptoms, find the underlying cause of disease and remove it, thereby achieving more permanent wellness. We are more than the sum of our anatomy - mind, body, lifestyle, relationships, and spirituality all have a huge bearing on our health

Doctor as teacher: Spend time educating and empowering patients on their conditions, treatments, and prevention

Therapies utilized

Nutrition - Dietary counseling is one of the most important interventions for good health. Eliminating food allergies, supplementation, and an emphasis on whole, natural, unprocessed foods.

Botanical medicine - Herbal remedies can be used to address a wide number of complaints. Dispensed as dry herb, tinctures, or capsules, they are gentle and effective.

Lifestyle counseling - Exercise, mindfulness, and the pursuit of happiness are as essential to a wholesome life as food and medicine.

Traditional Chinese medicine - Still widely used today, TCM offers therapies that include acupuncture, herbal remedies, and dietary advice.

Physical Medicine - Trigger point acupuncture, massage, and osseous manipulation help address musculoskeletal concerns.

Hydrotherapy - Using contrasting temperatures of water, the circulation can be manipulated to achieve immune stimulation and invigoration

What can be treated?

Naturopathic medicine has something available for every medical condition, thanks to a wide array of customizable approaches. Personalized treatment plans are created for each patient, based on personal needs, available evidence, and clinical experience.

Infections - Cold, flu, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal

Skin - Eczema, psoriasis, acne

Gastrointestinal - IBS, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, Crohn's, Ulcerative colitis, liver conditions, ulcers, acid reflux

Endocrine - Diabetes, PCOS

Weight loss

High blood pressure and high cholesterol

Women's Health - PMS, menopause, irregular or painful menstruation

Infertility, and pre- and postnatal care for mom and baby

Insomnia and fatigue

Arthritis

Headaches and migraines

Allergies

Mental Health - Depression, anxiety

Pediatrics

Men's health - BPH, ED

Acute and chronic pain

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We are now open 7 days a week. We have a wonderful group of professionals including 2 Chiropractors, 4 Massage Therapists, 4 Physiotherapists and 1 Naturopath! Call or email us at info@momentumtherapy.ca to find out more information or to book an appointment.

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15165 Yonge Street. #2
Aurora, ON
L4G 1M1

Phone: 905-727-3029