SERVICES & TREATMENT
Here at Northern Comfort Wellness, we aspire to utilize our vast knowledge of treatment modalities in order to best benefit you - our patient. All of our treatment modalities are tailored to your individual health needs.
what is Naturopathic Medicine?
'Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that concentrates on whole-patient wellness while emphasizing prevention and the process of self-healing through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient's condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.
Naturopathic physicians are clinically trained primary care physicians who have graduated from a four-year naturopathic medical school. They work with patients in all aspects of family health to identify the underlying causes of disease and provide evidence-informed therapies to help facilitate the body's ability to restore and maintain optimal health.'
- Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
NDs typically approach care by utilizing the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies. NDs will refer when the patient’s presentation is outside their scope or level of skill.
NDs recognize the value of our natural world in assisting the healing process. Naturopathic doctors recognize and harness the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself in order to guide patients to wellness and total health.
Naturopathic doctors elevate patient health literacy. Through education and a trust-based relationship, patients better understand the steps they need to take to achieve and maintain health.
There is a time and place for symptom suppression; however, most naturopathic patients will benefit from identifying the underlying causes of illness and removing obstacles to cure.
Naturopathic doctors understand the interconnectedness of our body, our environment and our lifestyle on total health. It is only through this whole-person-based approach that NDs seek to restore balance and health.
Naturopathic medicine affirms that it is better to prevent illness and suffering whenever possible. Through their comprehensive practice, NDs combine all six principles in order to identify potential areas of imbalance and teach patients how to get well and stay well.
EXAMPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MODALITIES (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST)
- Lifestyle modification
- Activity and exercise implementation
- Supplementation with vitamins and nutriceuticals
- Botanical medicine (tinctures, supplements)
- Nutrition and hydration optimization
- Functional lab testing
- Hydrotherapy (constitution, contrast therapy, far-infrared sauna)
- Spinal manipulation
Chiropractic care coming to Northern Comfort Wellness in 2021.
Yoga classes coming to Northern Comfort Wellness in 2021.