What Does a Naturopathic Doctor Do?
- Provides a distinct form of primary health care for all ages
- Uses a holistic approach, treating not just the disease but the person as a whole
- Seeks to uncover the underlying cause of your health complaints
- Supports and stimulates the innate healing capacity of the body
- Takes time to review personal health history, family history, current health status (physical/mental/emotional), as well as lifestyle factors (diet, environment, activity, stress) impacting your health
- Provides an individualized treatment plan unique to every patient
- Provides natural and preventative treatment options for health conditions
- Will work with your medical doctor and health care team to best support your health goals
How Does a Naturopathic Doctor Treat Conditions?
- Herbal medicine
- Treatment using evidence-based research on plants and their potent extracts
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine
- A 5000-year-old painless therapy for balancing mind and body, backed by extensive research
- Clinical nutrition
- Diet, vitamin, minerals, and supplements to enhance health
- Lifestyle Counselling
- Practical advice for stress management, preventing illness and leading a healthy lifestyle individualized for every patient and based on current research
Common Conditions Treated by Naturopathic Doctors
Gas, bloating, reflux, IBS, constipation, Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis, ulcers, parasites, detoxification
Allergies, asthma, auto-immune conditions, recurrent infections
Eczema, psoriasis, acne
Fatigue, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart health, diabetes
Joint, bone & muscle pain conditions
Arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle spasm
Recurrent colds/ear infections, ADHD, eczema, stomach aches, constipation, gas, stress/anxiety/mood
Prostate, andropause, recurrent infections
Naturopathic Medicine for Women’s Health
Women’s health concerns are common and pervasive among the population. They are often multi-factorial in nature and can be impacted by all aspects of a woman’s life. In naturopathic medicine, physical, mental/emotional and lifestyle factors are considered to be equally important when treating women’s health conditions. Naturopathic Medicine practitioners perform an extensive and comprehensive evaluation of their female patients taking a deeper look at the underlying causes of women’s health complaints. More often than not symptoms like painful periods, PMS, lumpy breasts, hot flashes, etc. are regarded as “normal” female phenomenon. However, these are often warning signs of underlying imbalances. Our body is always talking to us, Naturopathic doctors are trained to listen and respond using natural and effective evidence-based medicines. Women’s focused treatment approach combines the latest in therapies and diagnostics available for women’s health. Every treatment plan is personalized and catered to the unique needs of each and every woman we see.
What Women’s Health Conditions Are Commonly Treated by Naturopathic Doctors?
- Natural fertility/pregnancy preparation
- IVF support
- Irregular/painful/heavy periods
- Recurrent yeast infections/BV/urinary tract infections
- Low energy/fatigue/adrenal health
What To Expect From Naturopathic Medicine for Women’s Health?
- A thorough health history
- In-house lab testing
- Basic physical exam
- Chinese tongue and pulse assessment
- External lab testing
- Additional recommendations for conventional and specialized lab testing (e.g. food allergy testing, detailed hormone testing, gut health testing, genetic testing, comprehensive thyroid, and adrenal testing)
- A treatment plan that may include any of the following: herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, vitamin/mineral supplementation, detoxification, stress management techniques, and lifestyle counseling.
Not sure if you benefit from Naturopathic Medicine? Contact Dr. Tehsina Jaafer for a FREE consultation. Dr. Jaffer is an independent Naturopathic Medicine practitioner who provides complimentary consultation to the clients of Physiomobility.