I have an earache.
200 BC — Here, eat this root.
1000 AD — That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 — That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 — That potion is snake oil. Here, take this pill.
1985 — That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 — That antibiotic is artificial. Here, take this root.
– Utne Reader, 1998 –
Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are primary care physicians and are trained to assess and make appropriate recommendations in both acute and chronic conditions. In the event that an ND is unable to diagnose, treat or encounters a patient outside of their scope of practice, they will consult or refer appropriately.
Some of the common conditions treated and assessed may include, but are not limited to:
- Immune health (common cold, flu, immunocompromised), allergies, autoimmune conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Hashimotos Thyroiditis)
- Digestive health (food sensitivities, constipation, IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, gas/bloating, nausea, discomfort)
- Stress management
- Chronic pain (Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal pain)
- Poor quality sleep, fatigue, low energy
- Dermatologic conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne, dry skin)
- Headaches and migraines
- Anxiety and depression
- Endocrine dysfunction (including diabetes, Thyroid, Adrenal)
- Women’s health (including PMS, fibroids, fertility, prenatal care, perimenopause/menopause, hormonal imbalances)
- Cardiovascular health (including blood pressure regulation, high cholesterol and blood lipids, decreasing risk for heart attack and stroke)
- Men’s health (including fertility, prostate health)
- Hematological conditions (iron or B12 deficiency, anemia)
- Drug adverse effects and nutrient depletions