Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system, which addresses the root cause of disease or illness. This form of medicine takes a natural approach to assessing, diagnosing and treating, with a special focus on prevention, restoration and maintaining optimal health. At The Healing Path, Dr. Roshen Bhunnoo leads our Naturopathic Medicine program.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic Doctors practice as primary care providers with an emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. We integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies to help support the body’s own ability to heal. We take a comprehensive approach by treating the whole individual rather than focusing solely on symptom management. We believe in working together with your medical doctor and the rest of your healthcare team, in order to provide the best care possible.
What type of conditions do Naturopathic Doctors treat?
Naturopathic Doctors can treat all of the same conditions as medical doctors while employing more natural treatment options. We can help manage a variety of health conditions including but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Anemia, Poor Circulation
- Digestive: Heartburn, Indigestion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Crohn’s/Colitis, SIBO
- Emotional: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
- Endocrine: Adrenal Fatigue, Diabetes, Thyroid Conditions
- General Health: Fatigue, Insomnia, Migraines, Memory, Healthy Aging
- Immune: Cold & Flu, Allergies, Autoimmune Conditions, Poor Immune Function
- Men’s Health: Low Energy, Prostate Health, Erectile Difficulty
- Musculoskeletal: Sports Nutrition, Injuries, Arthritis, Osteoporosis
- Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Lung Disease
- Skin: Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea
- Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS), Menopause, Uterine Fibroids
What tools do Naturopathic Doctors use?
Naturopathic care is tailored to the unique needs of our patients and can involve a variety of treatment options that include; clinical nutrition and supplementation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and cupping, herbal medicine, prevention and lifestyle counselling, vitamin B12 injections and functional lab testing.
What training do Naturopathic Doctors receive?
Naturopathic Doctors must complete a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education, including four years of training at an accredited educational institution. We must also complete a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical experience and 3000 hours of classroom training before receiving their professional licensing from the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.