About Naturopathic Medicine
Primum No Nocere
First, do no harm
Vis Medicatrix Naturae
The healing power of nature
Identify and treat the root cause
Treat the whole person
Physician as teacher
What is Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is built around the Naturopathic principles. It is a unique system of healthcare which incorporates scientific knowledge with long-standing traditional wisdom to provide well rounded and individualized care for each patient.
Naturopathic Medicine can treat most any health condition safely and effectively with natural medicines and methods.
A Naturopathic Doctor puts a significant focus on individualized care and preventative strategies to help achieve optimized health.
In Alberta, Naturopathic Doctors are regulated under the Health Practitioners Act and are governed by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.
Just Some of the Conditions That Can be Treated with Naturopathic Medicine
Allergies - Anxiety – Arthritis – Asthma - Autoimmune Conditions – Candida – Cardiovascular Disease – Colds and Flus - Crohns Disease – Depression – Diabetes – Fatigue – Fibromyalgia – Food Sensitivities - Gastrointestinal Complaints – Hormonal Concerns – Fatigue - Immune System Issues – Insomnia - Men’s Health – MS - Musculoskeletal Conditions – Neurological Conditions – Osteoporosis - Pain – Children’s Health - Respiratory Complaints – Skin Conditions – Sleep Irregularities – Smoking Cessation - Thyroid Disorders - Urinary Tract Concerns - Weight Management
Breast Health - Menstrual Irregularities – PCOS – PMS – Pre-Conception Planning - Infertility –Symptoms of Menopause –Thyroid Conditions - Yeast Infections
ADD/ ADHD – Autism – Colds and Flus - Colic - Cradle Cap - Food Introduction - Digestive Issues – Diaper Rash – Ear Infections – Food Sensitivities – Pre and Post Natal Care - Skin Issues - Sleep Disturbances – Teething
Training for Naturopathic Doctors
After three years of pre-medical university education, Naturopathic Doctors complete a four-year program at one of the six naturopathic programs in North America that are accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education. The curriculum includes basic sciences, pharmacology, diagnostic sciences, and training in each of the Naturopathic modalities. Senior level courses include Naturopathic obstetrics, Naturopathic pediatrics, women’s and men’s health. Each graduate must complete a 12-month rotation as an intern and gain valuable clinical experience. Naturopathic Doctors must successfully pass a total of 16 licensing examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Maintaining licensing requires Naturopathic Doctors to complete regular regulatory college approved continuing education courses relevant to practice and competence.