Jun 9 2014
Modern medicine cannot be faulted for improving quality of life but we are beginning to realize the value of nature in healing and eluding certain illnesses. Knowledge gained from modern medical research, in combination with traditional and natural medical practices results in a program of medicine known as Naturopathic Medicine.
The practice for a naturopathic doctor Vancouver is to treat the mind and body in healing. Natural therapies, such as botanical medicine and clinical nutrition are used in conjunction with lifestyle counselling for complete healing. Other elements in the healing practice include hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture. Yaletown is one such naturopathic clinic Vancouver that practices these medical techniques.
Hormone balancing, weight loss, general pediatrics, diabetes and cancer are among the therapies a naturopathic doctor will apply treatment. For an example of naturopathic treatment, hormone balancing for glands like the thyroid, adrenals and pineal that produce and regulate hormone function of the body is addressed with such therapies as botanical medicine, acupuncture and improving liver function. Factoring into the decision for best treatment are the reasons that may be contributing to the imbalance, such as stress, trauma, toxins, poor diet and lifestyle.
Too often missing from modern medical practices, naturopathic medicine also embraces a holistic approach to healing that includes mental emotional support of each patient. Recognizing that mental emotional distress can lead to many medical issues, naturopathic treatment makes a person’s mental health an essential component to healing.