Naturopathic doctors are primary health care providers that are highly educated in clinical medicine. Like medical doctors, naturopaths can perform routine health exams, such as physicals, and blood work analysis.
Naturopathic doctors use different forms of care, including the following:
- Lifestyle counseling
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Appropriate referrals to medical doctors or other alternative health care providers are also made, when necessary.
Nutrition is a key part of naturopathic medicine. Many common health issues and side effects are simply the result of a poor diet. By relying less on processed foods and eating organically, you effectively provide your body with the fuel it needs to fight off disease, and remain healthy. Foods like anti-oxidants are also an important part of this area of naturopathy.
This area of naturopathy focuses on building a strong connection between the body and mind. Lifestyle counseling may be directed at harmful behaviors, like smoking for example. Lifestyle counseling can go much deeper; focusing on things like stress management, meditation, and general life coaching.
Acupuncture is a treatment in which thin, sterile, disposable needles are inserted into specific points within the body to help influence “Qi” or energy movement. Acupuncture is a relatively pain free way to balance the body, and treat a variety of health concerns.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the principle that energy flows throughout the body and when there are imbalances within this flow, health concerns arise. There are many areas of TCM, which include diet, lifestyle, meditation, acupuncture, and more.
If you would like to learn more about naturopathy with Downsview Chiropractic, please give us a call. Whether you have a specific problem you’d like to correct, or would simply like to live a more balanced life, contact us today and start living a more stable, healthy life.