What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors are highly educated primary care providers who integrate medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. The body is a complex integrated system that responds and reacts to everything like thoughts, emotions, foods, physical trauma and environment.
A Naturopathic Doctor understands the value of taking the time to listen and understand the complexity of each individual and to provide the needed support and various treatment options to reach personal health goals.
Are Naturopathic Doctors regulated in Ontario?
Naturopathic doctors are the only regulated health professional in the field of natural medicine in Ontario. ND’s are regulated in Ontario under the 1925 Drugless Therapy Act and are registered (licensed) by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N). The BDDT-N functions to ensure that NDs are properly qualified to practice naturopathic medicine and that they follow appropriate standards of practice.