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Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of your body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual and can include diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture. These methods are used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.

The Medcan approach to naturopathy involves a high level of collaboration and integration between our physicians and our naturopathic doctor. This provides a well-rounded view of health that will help you achieve your goals.

How Medcan Naturopathy Can Help

We offer a range of naturopathic approaches to complement your healthcare, including for conditions such as pain management, arthritis, cholesterol, frequent colds, insomnia, and skin disorders. We can help improve your health in the following areas:

Better Digestion. A focus on digestive symptoms such as heartburn, gas bloating and IBS, as well as allergies. Treatments include acupuncture, supplement review and recommendations depending on nature of complaints and needs (for example, herbal medicine, probiotic supplement, fibre and enzymes), anti-inflammatory eating, stress reduction. Either an elimination diet or use of IgG food sensitivity testing may be recommended.

Stress Management. A focus on the sources of stress, and stress symptoms including poor sleep, maldigestion, weakened immunity and others. Approaches to treatment may include mind-body medicine (for example, meditative deep-breathing), acupuncture, and anti-inflammatory dietary advice.

Aging Well. A focus on chronic disease risk reduction to improve quality of life both today and in the future. Treatment approaches may include dietary advice, supplement review and recommendations (where required), stress management, application of anti-inflammatory diet, identification and risk factor reduction for chronic diseases, which include smoking cessation, weight management and enhanced activity level.

Women’s Health. A focus on irregular menses, PMS, fertility support, menopause, and osteoporosis and cancer risk reduction. Treatment approaches may include acupuncture, dietary advice, and nutraceuticals (supplements).

Seasonal Allergies. A focus on seasonal allergy sufferers, working proactively to improve symptoms during times of heightened allergen exposure. Treatment approaches may include clean eating recommendations, supplement support, and acupuncture. IgG or IgE food sensitivity testing may be recommended to identify allergens.

Chronic Headaches. For chronic tension headache and migraine sufferers. Starting with a medical assessment to rule out severe reasons for headaches. Treatment approaches may include acupuncture, supplements, clean eating recommendations, and stress management and reduction techniques.

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