naturopathic medicine

 

Naturopathic Medicine is the bridge between conventional and alternative medicines. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained to be primary care doctors and are well versed in the conventional standards of care. The philosophies of Naturopathic medicine are rooted in science and evidence based medicine, but focus on discovering the root cause to a disease rather than masking symptoms of illness. This is achieved by looking at the whole person; including the mind, body, and spirit. With changes to diet, lifestyle, and environments, along with herbs and nutraceuticals, Naturopathic doctors work with you to help to facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal.

 

What to expect in a visit?

Naturopathic visits typically take anywhere from 60-75 minutes, depending on the issue and type of visit. The reason for longer visits is to deeply understand what you’re struggling with, and how we can best address the root cause of your issues. This is not possible in a 10-15 minute consult. The initial visit is always the longest, and follow up visits are typically shorter.

 

Licensure Information

Naturopathic Doctors must satisfy all licensing requirements within the province or state to which they have applied. Dr. Abirna Kadambamoorthy, ND is licensed and in good standing with the province of Ontario. Please consult the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctor’s website for current information on Canadian licensing.

 

"I believe that good health is the key to achieving your goals with ease. Investing in your health will produce benefits that will last you a lifetime."

- Dr. Abirna Kadambamoorthy, ND

 

6 principles  of CARe

  • THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE: Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. 
  • IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSES: The Naturopathic Doctor works to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness.
  • FIRST DO NO HARM: Naturopathic Medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient: Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects; Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms; Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.
  • DOCTOR AS TEACHER: Naturopathic doctors educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health.
  • TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON: Naturopathic doctors treat each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. 
  • PREVENTION: Naturopathic Doctors emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors, hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness.


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