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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a unique and comprehensive form of primary health care, which integrates modern scientific diagnosis and care with the art of traditional healing. It is a patient-centered system of care that focuses on prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Alta Vista Chiropractic & Massage Clinic proudly offers naturopathic care to patients both young and old, suffering from a wide range of conditions. Learn more about naturopathic medicine and how it adds to our holistic approach to wellness.

How Does Naturopathic Medicine Work?

Naturopathic medicine follows the philosophy that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors focus on understanding the origins of acute and chronic illness by looking beyond presenting symptoms. They address the whole person by identifying and correcting the root cause of disease – ultimately, helping patients achieve long-term, sustainable health and wellness.

We use the following naturopathic care methods:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Botanical medicine
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Physical medicine and hydrotherapy

We use several investigative techniques to support the intelligent natural processes of the human body and work with patients to create individualized care plans. They rely on a health history questionnaire, physical examination, and specific laboratory tests to learn more about each patient’s individual well-being. With this information, our naturopathic doctor is able to fully understand your needs as well as what may be done to better your overall health.

What to Expect

We ask that you arrive five to 10 minutes early to your initial naturopathic medicine appointment. We will take this time to collect additional information about your wellness. This knowledge will allow us to tailor each step of care specifically to your needs. Our naturopathic guidance comes in the form of nutritional education, lifestyle counseling, and exercise recommendations.

There are six principles that guide naturopathic doctors while providing care. No matter the age of the patient or current well-being, these beliefs are held and followed closely.

  1. First, Do No Harm: Using non-invasive and least toxic therapies.
  2. The Healing Power of Nature: Trusting in the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
  3. Identify and Treat the Causes: Looking beyond only symptoms and addressing the underlying cause.
  4. Doctor as Teacher: Educating patients about their role in the maintenance of their health.
  5. Treat the Whole Person: Viewing the body as an integrated whole. Assessing all physical and environmental factors of a person’s health.
  6. Prevention: Focusing on overall health, wellness, and the prevention of disease.

Naturopathic medicine centers on each individual patient. It allows them to take advantage of natural, holistic means of living their happiest, healthiest life.

Naturopathic medicine can be beneficial for people who:

  • Prefer a whole-person approach to health care
  • Want an individualized care plan
  • Seek to address the underlying cause of their illness

  • Hope to participate in their unique care
  • Want to avoid using pharmaceutical drugs
  • Have been unable to find relief elsewhere


Naturopathic medicine can be a good option for those who are tired of constant pain and discomfort and have not found a solution through traditional medical care. It can also be a good option for holistic-minded patients who desire to have a say in their healing process. If either of these situations are aligned with your experience – naturopathic medicine may be what you need!

Addressing Men’s and Women’s Health Alike

We have seen naturopathic medicine help men and women alike. Women who are experiencing menopause, painful menstrual cramping, and even infertility, have seen results from quality care. Men who have prostate cancer, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes have also felt better following naturopathic medicine sessions.

Naturopathic medicine has been known to help countless men and women achieve better health. Join our community and learn what it can do for your well-being.

Get Started Today

Are you eager to learn more about what our naturopathic doctor might have to offer you? We are happy to give you more information. Our practice is here to answer any questions you may have for us!

Do not wait to get started. The sooner you take the next step, the better your health will be in the long run. Say goodbye to pharmaceutical medication that does not affect your health and hello to all-natural services that may make a difference. Contact Alta Vista Chiropractic & Massage Clinic today!
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Naturopathic Medicine Alta Vista, Ottawa South, Ottawa ON | (613) 731-5775