My Approach to Health
As a Kelowna naturopath, my view is that health is our natural state, and our bodies strive to maintain this natural state. Occasionally, the biological mechanisms that preserve our wellbeing can become compromised leading to illness or pain. My approach to health is to re-establish the conditions for health and healing. By removing the obstacles to wellness, we can empower our bodies to do their own healing. I support this process through a combination of natural, traditional and modern treatments.
What is a Naturopath (ND)?
Naturopathic Doctors are extensively trained general practitioners. We are primary health care providers who bridge natural and traditional medicines with modern medicine. We diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. We use well-researched treatments and have a strong focus on prevention.
Creating the Conditions for Health and Healing
Naturopathic medicine is a type of health care that works with your body to create the optimal conditions for you to heal. Often, this means finding and treating the cause of your illness. As a naturopathic doctor, I take thorough histories of your illness, order lab work and perform physical exams to diagnose your condition. Treatments are then selected to augment your body’s natural healing mechanisms.