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What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopathic Doctor, commonly called a Naturopath, is a registered medical professional who practices Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopaths are able to evaluate standard blood work and diagnostic tests, and although they do not typically use pharmaceuticals in their practice, they are trained in their functions, interactions and side effects. As training, a Naturopath must complete a 3+-year science-based post-secondary pre-medical program, followed by a 4-year doctorate degree from an accredited Naturopathic College. They must accumulate at least 12 months of clinical experience and pass extensive board exams before receiving a license to practice Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopaths are regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and required to complete continuing education hours to remain current.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic and broad approach to health care that uses modern scientific knowledge and testing alongside natural therapies and medicines to identify, treat and avoid illness or disease within the body. The primary ideology of Naturopathic Medicine centres around addressing the root causes of ailments, rather than treating the symptoms. In addition to clinical and diagnostic testing, a Naturopath may also utilize nutritional science, botanical or herbal medicine, lifestyle counselling and even traditional Chinese medicine. Naturopathy uses a variety of safe and effective drug-free treatment methods.

What Does Naturopathic Medicine Treat?

Naturopathic Medicine can be highly effective for a number of common health conditions, both acute and chronic in nature. Naturopathic Treatment can be used as a form of primary health care, or in complement to conventional medicine, as a Naturopathic Doctor typically works alongside other healthcare professionals.

A few of the many conditions commonly treated with Naturopathic Medicine include:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular concerns
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Diabetes and blood sugar issues
  • Skincare issues
  • Pain and stress management
  • Infertility

Almost everyone can benefit from Naturopathic Medicine, from those with long-term chronic conditions to those who are simply wanting to maximize and maintain their good health.

What Does Naturopathic Medicine Treat?

Oakville Chiropractic & Family Health clinic has a well-rounded team dedicated to your health, including a skilled, caring and empathetic Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Michael Michna, N.D., who treats Oakville and area patients of diverse ages and backgrounds with a wide variety of health conditions and concerns. Dr. Michna has experience as a Naturopath in Oakville and is passionate about working with all his patients to address the root cause of illness, prevent health problems, and use holistic, evidence-based medicine in all treatment plans. Meet Dr. Michna to learn more about his approach and how he might be able to assist you in your health goals.

Naturopath Clinic Hours

Dr. Michael Michna

Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm