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Celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week

What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Six facts you may not know...

Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers and receive similar training to medical doctors

1 - Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are medically trained professionals who clinically treat patients through a natural approach. 

2 - NDs must earn an undergraduate degree before completing four years of post-graduate training at an approved school of Naturopathic Medicine. They must then pass rigorous, standardized North American licensing exams before earning the privilege to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor. 

3 - NDs are trained to diagnose, do annual checkups, order lab tests, and prescribe clinically-tested medicines. NDs can also refer you to other health professionals, if required.

4 - You’re not turning your back on conventional when you see a Naturopathic Doctor. NDs are a vibrant part of Canada’s healthcare system — a system that allows for the best of both worlds. These worlds are complementary.

5 - Naturopathic Medicine isn’t new and it’s not a remedy. Naturopathic Medicine dates back 2,400 years to Hippocrates who used nature to stimulate the body's natural healing power. Today, Naturopathic Medicine blends scientific knowledge with traditional and natural medicine.

6 - NDs don’t just treat symptoms; they assess and investigate your symptoms to uncover the root cause of your disease. Their natural focus allows them to look at your physical and emotional makeup, environment, and lifestyle — all keys to unlocking the underlying cause of illness.

At Amani Health, Naturopathic Medicine is an integral component of the Real You Program. If you are interested in learning more about Naturopathic Medicine and how it can help your specific health concerns, please contact Amani Health to book a 15-minute complimentary visit with one of our Naturopathic Doctors.

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