Naturopathic Medicine is extremely safe, as indicated by malpractice data, insurance statistics and favourable safety records. However, natural does not mean harmless, so skill and knowledge are required as with any diagnosis and treatment of health conditions.
Yes. Your naturopathic doctor is very well versed in what is safe to combine and how to improve your health alongside your medications.
Naturopathic Doctors complete 3 or 4 years of pre-med training (usually achieving a bachelor’s degree) and then have 4 years of training at an accredited naturopathic medical college. NDs must successfully complete provincial board exams prior to being granted licensure. NDs in Alberta are licensed and regulated by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (http://cnda.net).
Every individual is different and the number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend on the severity of the condition, how long you have had it, your vitality, and your dedication to getting better. Many do experience improvements within 1-4 weeks. Subsequent visits are an extremely vital part of your ongoing improvement so that we can build on your progress, update your treatment protocol, and discuss any concerns as they come up.
A portion of the expenses to see a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) are covered by many Extended health benefit plans and/or Health Spending accounts, so be sure to check your plan. We can direct bill for a selected number of insurance companies, click HERE to find out which ones.
For those who don’t have insurance, Naturopathic Medicine can seem like a big expense however, once the initial series of visits are completed, most patients find ongoing care to be very manageable.
While it is necessary at times to avoid certain foods for a period of time the goal is not to have you living an uncomfortable restrictive lifestyle.
Allergies, Colds, & Flus
- Panic/Anxiety Attacks
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Abdominal Bloating
High Blood Pressure
Acute and Chronic Pain conditions
- Thyroid Health
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Menstrual Cramps
- Feeling “off”