Naturopathy is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and addressing illness. Focusing on prevention and using natural approaches, naturopathy support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. The primary goal of our Naturopath Peterborough Program is to address the cause of illness, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. The patient is seen as a whole person and the Best Naturopath Peterborough takes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions into account when making an assessment and developing strategies for recovery of health.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine: Do No Harm, (Primum Non-Nocere)
Naturopathic Medicine Peterborough follows three principles to avoid harming the patient:
- Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
-Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.
-Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;
-Naturopathic doctors choose remedies and therapies that are safe and effective, to increase your health and decrease harmful side effects.
There are typically three types of patients that seek naturopathic medical care:
-Patients that are looking for health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Individuals recognize that health doesn’t just happen by chance, it is a lifelong process that involves a clear understanding of the factors that affect health and how to deal with them on a daily basis.
-Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners. With Naturopathic medicine’s broad understanding of health and the relationship between health, life and the environment, Naturopathic doctor in Peterborough is often able to offer patients a new perspective and provide safe and effective ways to restore health.
-Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness and are looking for treatment options. Naturopathic medicine is very effective in improving the quality of life for those with serious and life-threatening illnesses. It is used extensively and effectively for those patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing the side effects of drugs, surgery, or conventional treatments.
Naturopathic treatment provided at ANHC is covered by most extended healthcare plans.