About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a rapidly growing primary healthcare field that emphasizes disease prevention, identifying the root cause of symptoms, and encouraging the body’s innate healing abilities.
While scientifically based, modern naturopathic medicine also preserves the centuries-old wisdom of successful natural therapies.
To learn more about Naturopathic Medicine at ptHealth please visit NDHealth.ca
What is Naturopathy
ND Health naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach to improving your health that includes clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and environmental and physical medicine among others.
Naturopathic physicians will diagnose and treat your condition by using all-natural therapies. Everyone is different. Our treatments are based on your individual needs, not solely on general symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance the healthcare services provided by other healthcare professionals such as your family doctor. This approach provides you with a truly integrated form of healthcare that best suits your needs.
- First, do no harm.
- The doctor should be seen as a teacher.
- Utilize the healing power of nature
- Identify and treat the cause.
- Treat the whole person through individualized treatment.
- Emphasize prevention.
- Support the body’s ability to heal.
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What types of health problems can be treated by an ND?
As general practitioners of natural medicine, naturopathic physicians treat a full spectrum of existing medical conditions as well as advocating preventative care to maintain your health. Many patients rely on them as their family doctor, addressing all concerns from pediatrics and pregnancy to geriatrics.
Naturopathic doctors treat patients with acute conditions as well as those with chronic health concerns. Some of the conditions Naturopathic Physicians treat are:
- Colds and flu
- Sports injuries
- Sleep disorders and headaches
- Arthritis and chronic pain
- Thyroid conditions
- Prostate disorders
- Allergies and asthma
- Cardiovascular disease
- Depression and mood disorders
- Immune disorders
- Weight loss
pt Health services are covered by most health care plans. Typically, these plans pay 80-100% fee for service. If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for many of the services and products we offer at pt Health.
pt Health also accepts auto insurance and Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB/WCB).
In some cases, we also accept Veterans Affairs and Medicare, such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’ve got coverage with one of these government plans? We can help you find out. Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
Low Back Pain: In a 2007 study, 75 Canada Post workers with low back pain were randomly assigned to a 12 week protocol of treatment consisting of either a) Naturopathic care or b) standard physiotherapy. The primary outcome measure was low back pain, with secondary measures including quality of life, low back range of motion, weight loss, and body mass index.
At the end of the trial, participants receiving Naturopathic care reported significantly less low back pain than those receiving standard physiotherapy. The group receiving naturopathic care also experienced significant improvement in all secondary outcomes. The authors concluded that naturopathic care provided significantly greater improvement than physiotherapy advice for patients with chronic low back pain.