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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine provides a non-invasive approach to health that promotes the body's innate healing potential. Naturopathic Doctors seek to find the cause of illness rather than simply suppressing the symptoms that are present.

Who would see a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
Consult a Naturopathic Doctor with any condition you would consider visiting your Medical Doctor for. ND's are knowledgeable about contraindications between naturopathic remedies and conventional medicines.

What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors have?
ND's have at least three years of pre-medical education followed by an intensive four year full time program at an accredited Naturopathic College. Each graduate achieves a Diploma as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

What types of treatment do Naturopathic Doctors use?

  • Acupuncture / Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lifestyle Counseling
  • Physical Medicine

Is Naturopathic Medicine covered under OHIP?
No, but Naturopathic Medicine is covered under most work and private health insurance plans.

How is acupuncture covered under extended health care (EHC)?
As of April 1, 2013 a new regulatory body was created for Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors and Acupuncturists. This affects how patients will be reimbursed for their acupuncture treatment with our naturopaths. Patients can submit their acupuncture under Naturopathic Coverage in their EHC.

My regular visits to King West Chiropractic have improved my health significantly. The adjustments and advice I have received have made me aware of how I can work towards maintaining a healthy back in my daily living. - Marc G.