NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE AND NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION
Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that addresses the cause of disease while supporting our body’s inherent self-healing mechanism. Naturopathic Medicine is a great first line of assessment and treatment for many issues. At the S.C.A.P. Centre, treatments are individualized and treat not merely the disease but the patient as a whole. Physical, emotional, mental, genetic, environmental and social factors are all taken into consideration. Therapies used are based on scientific research with an emphasis on wellness promotion, disease prevention and patient education.
Naturopathic medicine attempts to get to the cause or the root of the disease. Naturopathic practitioners may often use a combination of the following therapies for the maximum benefit in defeating the root cause of their patients’ illnesses:
- Clinical Nutrition: Involves the analysis and optimization of a patient’s diet for proper absorption, assimilation and elimination of food allergens and supplement with vitamins and minerals.
- Botanical Medicine: Involves the use of herbs, each having their own qualities and specific indications.
- Acupuncture: To balance the yin-yang forces in the body. All diseases are a result of this imbalance. A correction of this imbalance will eliminate the root cause of the disease.
- Homeopathy: The use of diluted substances of plants and animals to heal illnesses. This is a very safe and gentle natural therapy for children and seniors. Applies the theory of “like cures like.”
- Lifestyle counseling: Allows time to learn skills to manage the stress that is an inevitable factor of life in today’s society which can lead to many diseases. Stress affects the mind, which then affects the body.
- Functional Lab Testing: Goes much deeper than conventional blood tests, to measure the level of function of your body, thus revealing what may be CAUSING things to go wrong. If some aspect of your metabolism or bodily function is not working properly, disease conditions may eventually result. Testing can include digestive function, heavy metal burden, food, chemical and airborne allergy/sensitivity assessments.