Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive and
holistic approach to improving health and treating illness.
Improving health and treating illness in patients of all ages. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies and natural substances. Naturopathic treatments can complement conventional medical treatments or be used effectively on their own. The aim of the Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is always to support and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
- First, to do no harm
- To co-operate with the healing powers of nature
- To address the fundamental causes of disease
- To heal the whole person through individualized
- To teach the principles of healthy living and
What can I expect?
Visiting an ND is a unique health care experience. All patients are cared for in a thorough and holistic manner whether their health concern is acute or chronic.
The first visit can last approximately 90 minutes* and consists of an extensive health history intake and a discussion of your present health concerns. A physical screening exam may be conducted and relevant laboratory tests may be suggested if necessary.
The second visit can last approximately 60 minutes. Any further health details are gathered at this time and the ND, having assessed your case, will then outline the initial suggested treatment plan.
Subsequent appointments vary from 30 to 60 minutes and may consist of implementing specific in-office naturopathic treatment plans, monitoring the effectiveness of previously prescribed treatments or expanding on the treatment plan. Your future health will also be considered through an emphasis on disease prevention.
*All children's appointments are shorter in duration.
*Christine invites multiple family members to share an appointment time for your convenience.