Naturopathic medicine (or naturopathy) is a system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes healing through a broad range of natural therapies.
These therapies include clinical nutrition, botanical (herbal) medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.
By exploring the mental, emotional, environmental, occupational, and physical factors contributing to patient presentation, naturopaths aim to gain a deeper understanding of the patient's health concerns. This holistic and integrative approach helps to both alleviate disease symptoms and address the underlying cause of the illness. Naturopathic doctors are regulated health professionals with 3-4 years of postsecondary education, plus 4 years of full time study at an accredited college of naturopathic medicine. Graduates receive the designation Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and must successfully complete the national Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations as well as provincial Regulatory Board Examinations in order to qualify for licensing in Ontario.
To book an appointment with one of our naturopaths, call Mahaya Health at 647.435.0152 or use the appointment request form today. We are pleased to offer a complimentary 15 minute consult for new patients.