Trained in general medical curricula with added studies in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, assessment procedures, and counselling, Naturopathic Doctors use only substances and techniques that act in harmony with the body’s self-healing processes.
Naturopaths can treat virtually any medical condition presented to a GP MD. However, in addition to treatment for your health issues, their holistic approach incorporates maintenance and prevention to maintain your optimum wellness.
Naturopathic Doctors are licensed by the Province of Ontario under the Drugless Practitioner’s Act. Three years of pre-medical study at university plus four years of study at a Naturopathic College and a year of internship are required.
A Naturopath can replace your family physician as your primary health care provider. However, at present ND’s do not have hospital privileges but their services are covered by most extended health care plans. Fees are tax deductible. Referrals are not necessary.
What health concerns can be treated with Naturopathic Medicine?
Almost every illness can gain some benefit from Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Lindy Harb ND Naturopathic Doctor practicing in St. Catharines, ON has a special interest in the following health concerns:
- Women’s Health (Menopause, Fibroids, Infertility, Hormonal Imbalances, etc.)
- High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Health
- Digestive Concerns and Reflux Disease
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- Skin Conditions
- Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia
- Children’s Health Concerns
- Stress Management
- General Well-Being
- and much more …
Book an appointment with Dr. Lindy Harb, an expert Naturopathic Doctor today!
Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is a type of healthcare that uses natural remedies to help the body heal. It prioritizes prevention, teaching healthy lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases later in life. Naturopathic Medicine also treats the whole person, not just their symptoms, and believes that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.
Naturopathic Medicine takes a more holistic approach to healthcare, considering the person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and how all of these elements may contribute to their health. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself, takes a preventative approach to healthcare, often involves longer appointments with practitioners, and often involves using natural remedies, such as herbal medicine or acupuncture.
Naturopathic Medicine can address various health conditions, from acute illnesses to chronic diseases, including digestive issues, allergies, asthma, women’s health, mental health, and chronic diseases.
Naturopathic Medicine uses various treatments, including both conventional and natural remedies. The specific treatments used will depend on the individual patient and their health concerns, such as nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and physical medicine.
Naturopathic Medicine practitioners take the time to thoroughly get to know their patients and understand their unique health needs, so they can create a treatment plan that is tailored to them. The treatments are chosen specifically for each patient based on their needs and concerns. Naturopathic Medicine treats the whole person, not just their health condition, emphasizing prevention and the body’s innate ability to heal.