Naturopathic Medicine in Victoria BC
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Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary healthcare profession that focuses on treating the underlying cause of disease and illness through supporting the body’s self-healing capabilities.
Treatment plans encompass a blend of modern scientific research and traditional forms of healing that are individualized to reach each patient’s health goals. Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative healthcare, and treatments can be used on their own or together with conventional medicine. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) / naturopaths, have family-orientated practices, and are trained to integrate standard medical diagnosis with a broad range of natural therapies.
In British Columbia, naturopaths are licensed and regulated by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). For licensure, NDs must complete a university undergraduate degree followed by a four-year naturopathic medical program. NDs also complete 1500 hours of clinical training in addition to coursework, and must pass board exams in order to be licensed in the province.
Diet, exercise, sleep and stress management are addressed to promote sustainable health and longevity.
Nutritional supplementation is used in capsule, tablet or injection form to treat underlying nutritional deficiencies, support the immune system and prevent the progression of disease.
Both western and Chinese herbs are used in the form of teas, capsules, tablets, tinctures and topical preparations.
Specific acupuncture points are selected to help re-establish balance in the body and promote healing.
An allergen solution is given under the tongue through a series of treatments to improve allergic symptoms by reducing the body’s sensitivity to the allergen.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy:
High dose vitamins and minerals are used to treat deficiencies, improve energy, and support the immune system.
In 2010, the BC government granted NDs prescriptive drug rights.
Food allergy & sensitivity testing
Environmental allergy skin prick testing
Female and male hormone analysis
Adrenal stress hormone analysis
Comprehensive thyroid testing
Celiac disease testing
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) testing
Lactose intolerance testing
Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
Blood sugar testing
Nutritional deficiency testing
Sperm DNA fragmentation screening
Regular annual screening panels