Naturopathic Medicine is an approach to medicine that involves empathic care, thorough investigation and personalized treatments that are based on medical needs, lifestyle and history.
The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors sums it up perfectly, stating:
“Naturopathic medicine involves a functional medicine approach to healthcare, identifying the biochemical and physiological imbalances within the individual, and using natural, scientifically-proven solutions to rectify these imbalances. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) focus on naturally occurring substances, minimally invasive methods, and the promotion of natural healing. They also emphasize illness prevention and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Naturopathic Doctors focus not only on the symptoms but also the underlying conditions causing the symptoms. Naturopathic Doctors treat the underlying causes of disease and address preventable risk factors, using a wide range of science-and evidence-based, natural and conventional therapies.”
At Advanced Women’s Health our Naturopathic Doctors take an evidence-based approach to practice. This means that we are using research to help guide our diagnosis and treatments. When combining research with clinical experience we ensure that our patients understand what is causing their symptoms and are on an effective path to improvement.