A Naturopath is trained in naturopathic medicine which merges time-proven holistic treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal supplements with the modern medical discovery in the way of diagnosis.
A Naturopathic Doctor has a minimum 3 years in pre-medical sciences at a university, followed by 4 years of medical training at an accredited college of naturopathic medicine. During and after their 4 years of study, naturopathic doctors are required to write two sets of board exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), before they are able to register for their license. Naturopathic doctors are licensed and regulated by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapies – Naturopathy, which is currently under transition to join the Regulated Health Practitioners Act of Ontario (College of Naturopathy).
Modalities and Treatments
Naturopathic medicine or alternative medicine as some may call it is based on 5 core modalities. Each modality has its core principles and when combined with conventional methods, aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a condition. Treatment protocols are completely individualized and encompass different combinations of these modalities, which are based on the individual’s needs and preference to achieve their natural health.
- Holistic Nutrition
- Homeopathy/Homeopathic Medicine
- Herbal Supplements
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
- Physical Medicine
What to Expect
During the first visit with the Naturopath, patients will be expected to fill out full intake forms, as well as a 7 day diet diary, which can be downloaded under our intake form section. Please expect to spend 15 minutes filling out these forms. If possible, recent copies of blood work from your medical doctor will help greatly in assessing your health status. During this first intake, Dr. Lee will spend anywhere from one to one and a half hours obtaining a medical history regarding your physical, mental and emotional health. A complaint-oriented physical examination will then take place in order to complete the medical intake.
The second visit, lasting about 45 minutes, will comprise of a full physical examination, and a comprehensive treatment plant to take home. Depending on the nature of your concerns, subsequent visits will range in frequency and duration.
If you have more questions about Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Herbal Supplements or any other alternative medicine invite you call the Health Centre of Milton to book a complimentary consultation with the Naturopath today.