A naturopathic appointment is an opportunity to review your health history thoroughly and complete a complaint-oriented physical exam, if necessary. A personalized treatment plan will be made for you that may include any number of naturopathic modalities (clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, mental health counseling, nutraceuticals and supplementation, physical medicine, botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, and homeopathy). Subsequent appointments with your Naturopathic Doctor are available.
Well-child visits allow for continuous monitoring and promotion of healthy growth and development. The ideal frequency of well-child visits are newborn, 4 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and then semi-annually throughout childhood. Well-child visits consist of a thorough history, a comprehensive physical exam, indicated screening tests, relevant labs, and guidance. Areas covered include nutrition, safety and injury prevention, behaviour and lifestyle, psychosocial, environmental exposure, healthy immunity, and developmental milestones.
A complete physical exam will include cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, ear, eye, nose, throat, and neurological exams.
Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that can be used to help a wide range of health concerns including hormonal issues, fertility and prenatal care, musculoskeletal tension or pain, injuries, sleep issues, mood issues, digestion, and more. Treatment may also include cupping.
Naturopathic Doctors are not covered by OHIP, however, most extended healthcare plans include naturopathic medicine.