Much more than just a mix of different therapies.
Naturopathic Medicine is a complete system of primary healthcare based on the model that finding the cause of disease, disease prevention, and treating the whole human being, are more important than simply reacting to, and suppressing, symptoms. Many treatment modalities can be used to achieves these goals, even pharmaceuticals, but only when applied in the right way. No substance or therapy is therefore inherently “naturopathic”, not even typical alternative therapies like herbal or homeopathic medicine. It’s how something is used that makes it a naturopathic therapy.
What is primary healthcare?
Primary healthcare is your first point of contact when you have a health concern or illness, and deals with all of those issues that you would take to your family doctor or walk-in clinic. This is the step that comes before a referral to a specialist. For example, a common cold, a digestive complaint, aches and pains or annual physical exams. Naturopaths are very diverse in how they practice, so some may focus more on women’s health, or sport medicine, others more on family medicine and children.
Increasingly, however, people are also coming to naturopaths for much more than just primary care. After the conventional system has failed individuals with chronic and debilitating health conditions, they seek out alternatives. Finding the real cause of the issues can take some digging, and naturopathic doctors take the time to listen to your complete health history. In this way, naturopaths sometimes go beyond what your general practitioner is capable of doing and work with you right beside your endocrinologists, oncologist, immunologists and others specialists.
Naturopathic doctors blend some of the best of modern scientific knowledge with traditional forms of natural medicine, to treat both acute and chronic conditions.
Therapies offered by naturopaths:
- Nutritional counselling
- Advanced lab analysis and blood testing
- Herbal Medicine
- Intravenous / IV Therapy
- Vitamin Injections
- Hormone balancing
- Bioidentical hormone replacement
- Pharmaceutical prescribing
- Sports medicine
- Regenerative injection (Prolotherapy)
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
- and much more!
Naturopathic Medical Assessment & Health Coaching
The naturopathic physicians at Empower Health are committed to putting YOU in the driver’s seat of your health care. The first step is your assessment which forms the basis of your individualised health plan, with treatments and therapies designed specifically for your needs. We are not just doctors, we are your health coach, here to guide you on your journey, at the pace you choose.
So, come prepared—bring your medical records, recent lab reports, list of current medications and supplements, foods you like and ones you don’t. Take note of your sleeping and energy patterns, and fill us in on your healthcare goals. Bring it all! Anything and everything is up for discussion.