Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine uses a wide variety of therapies to treat, support and uncover the root cause of patient health concerns. The focus of naturopathic care is centered on the individual, their current health, family history as well as lifestyle choices all of which informs the diagnosis and treatment plan offered by a naturopathic doctor. A range of different therapies can be used to address your physical, mental and emotional health. The range of modalities all assist the body’s healing response, and they are often more effective when combined.
Comprehensive Health History The initial intake will take an hour and a half in length and will include a detailed history, physical exam and completion of a medical history form prior to the appointment. The initial health history is important and gives us the information to tailor an effective treatment plan that gets at the root cause of your concern(s).
After an initial exam, lab testing can help our team get a better look at what is going on in your body. We can perform a wide array of tests depending on your specific needs. Without these tests it is often impossible to know exactly what is happening and the type of treatment you need.
Types of Laboratory Testing
Some of the most common tests we perform include blood work and a urine analysis; however, there are other specific tests that may be needed as well. The more we can find out about your body and what is going on, the better we will be able to diagnose the symptoms and condition you are suffering from. Additionally, the tests help us determine a customized treatment plan that suit your specific needs.
What to Know about Lab Testing
It is important to understand that lab testing won’t provide instantaneous results. Depending on the tests ordered, the results may take several days up to a week to get the results. Our staff will ensure you know the results of the tests as soon as they are received.
An important note is the fact that laboratory testing isn’t like the other services we offer at Greystone’s Health and it the testing won’t be covered by OHIP.
If we recommend laboratory testing for your diagnose process, it is imperative that we follow through with it. This will help ensure that our team of medical professionals are able to provide you the comprehensive services you need and deserve.
To learn more about laboratory testing, contact us today.
During your naturopathic assessment an extremely important factor that impacts health and issues within your body is your nutritional status. In order to fully understand your overall health and the factors affecting your health, our team needs to understand your eating habits.
Discovering Medical Conditions through Nutrition Assessment
The food you eat on a daily basis impacts your overall health and wellbeing. Dietary imbalances, deficiencies, food intolerances and nutritional excesses have all been associated with various medical conditions. If these issues aren’t found and treated, they will continue to wreak havoc in your body. The nutritional assessment is designed to see what you are eating and how it may be affecting your body.
Creating a New Nutritional Plan
Once we understand your current nutritional health, we can create a new plan that addresses any issues that may be present. With our help we can create a strong foundation with the foods you eat to help prevent and fight off any unwanted illnesses that may otherwise occur.
In many situations, rashes, irritations, indigestion and other medical issues are the result of the chemicals you eat in processed foods. By eliminating certain chemicals and ingredients, you can improve your body’s health and feel better.
Our team is ready to begin your nutritional assessment. It is part of our overall services and an important evaluation tool to help us better understand what is going on with your body and the issues you are suffering from.
If you have questions about the clinical nutrition services we offer, contact us today.
Many people believe that modern medicine is the chemical laden pills and prescriptions provided by traditional medical doctors. However, with our naturopathic medicine services, we use a wide array of plants in our care and treatment services.
These plants can be extremely effective in treating a number of modern issues and ensuring the overall health and well-being of our patients.
The Importance of Medicinal Plants
Medicinal plants are an important and invaluable part of the healthcare industry. The plants and the plant substances that are used are extremely effective at treating certain conditions and safe when the right dosage is taken. They can be effective at helping with a number of conditions and issues when combined with other treatments and herbs.
Using Plants for Healing Purposes
Plants are able to be used in a number of different forms, including capsules, tinctures or teas. Our team can help you determine what plants may be beneficial for your health issues and the best form to take them in. In some cases, medicinal plants are used along with more traditional medical treatments.
Currently, our naturopathic doctors are the only Canadian based health care providers who are regulated to use and prescribe botanical medicine. If you are seeking an alternative treatment option for today’s medicines, then we can help you find a solution.
If you are interested in learning more about botanical medicine or have questions about our services, contact us today. We can set up a consultation to determine if our treatment would benefit your health.
Homeopathy is a gentle, safe and natural way to heal that works with your body’s systems to relieve symptoms to restore and improve your overall healthy. This type of treatment is extremely safe to use for everyone, including small children, the elderly and even pets. One of the biggest benefits offered by our homeopathic medicine treatments is that it doesn’t have the side effects that traditional medicines can, it is more affordable and made from natural substances
Uses of Homeopathic Medicine
Our homeopathic medicines can be used for treating acute illnesses including sore throats, migraines, ear infections and colds. It can also be effective in treating chronic conditions including arthritis, autism, depression and asthma.
Creating Homeopathic Medicine
The homeopathic medicines we use are created from natural sources, including minerals, plants and animal sources. They are also cruelty free and environmentally friendly.
Our team will take the time to match the proper medicine to each patient’s needs to ensure they provide the desired effect and benefits. The ultimate goal is to impact the “vital force” of the body and stimulate the innate healing forces to begin working on the emotional and physical levels, with limited or no side effects.
Many conditions that don’t respond to traditional, chemical laden pills respond extremely effectively to homeopathy medicine.
If you believe you may benefit from homeopathy treatment, contact us today. We can provide you a full evaluation and assessment to determine if homeopathic medicine would help with the issues and illnesses you suffer from.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Are you looking for an alternative treatment that can provide real, recognizable results for your ailments and symptoms? If so, then scheduling an appointment with us at Greystones Health may be the best course of action. While we offer a wide array of treatment options, one that is growing in popularity is our traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture services.
Understanding the Principle of Chinese Medicine
The main principle that connects and defines all types of Chinese medicine is Chi. Chi is the vital energy that is running through your body. If it is not in balance, it can result in an array of issues and symptoms.
Acupuncture is one of the methods we use to rebalance your body. It users extremely thin needles that are inserted into specific meridian points and that help to direct the body to encourage healing.
Acupuncture is a healing method that has been around for thousands of years and is proven as an effective way to reduce and eliminate pain, as well as chronic illnesses. We can evaluate your condition and symptoms to help you determine if this treatment would be beneficial for you. If so, we can help you better understand the process and what to expect.
At Greystones Health, our top priority is helping you find a treatment that works to restore your overall health and well-being. If you are ready to get started, contact us today. We can help you find relief from issues that traditional medicine may not have been able to help.
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