FAQs ABOUT NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Back At It is a Massage & Acupuncture Clinic, so where do Naturopaths fit in?
The essence of Back At It is repairing injuries, preventing injuries and providing unique individualized treatments to get you back at it! The essence of naturopathic medicine is EXACTLY that – treating and repairing the cause of your symptoms, preventing illness and providing unique individualized treatments.
Naturopathic medicine is complementary to massage and acupuncture by addressing physiological health and overall well-being. With massage, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine Back At It has all the tools to treat the whole person, inside and out.
What education and training does a naturopathic doctor have?
Naturopathic doctors have a minimum 8 years of schooling. NDs have an undergraduate degree and a degree from a 4 year accredited naturopathic medical school.
In order to practice as a naturopathic doctor in Alberta, one must have graduated from an approved naturopathic medical program, successfully passed the standardized North American licensing exams and the provincial jurisprudence examination. Additionally, an ND must uphold in good standing with their respective governing body.
Why should you see a naturopathic doctor?
Health promotion and illness prevention.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to address all health concerns – whether you come in with a medical condition or are simply looking to feel better in your day to day. Naturopathic medicine can work with you to optimize your health. The main focus of a naturopathic doctor is to educate patients and work with them to collectively improve their quality of life and achieve their health goals.
What can I expect during my first appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor?
Your first appointment with an ND will be 90 minutes. Here, they’ll dive into your health history, complete a timeline of symptoms, check in on mental and emotional health, evaluate labwork, and perform any necessary physical exams – like blood pressure. They’ll create an individualized treatment plan that addresses the root of your symptoms. Follow-up care plans vary based on patient needs.
What kind of treatments can I expect to get from a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic doctors use various modalities like herbal medicine, vitamins and nutrition to provide you with the best treatment options. See the video below to learn more about the modalities.