The philosophy behind Naturopathic medicine is to treat the person, not the disease. Naturopathic Doctors focus on identifying the root causes of symptoms and addressing health concerns using natural therapies. We can help treat both chronic and acute conditions by creating a personalized plan for each patient’s unique needs. Our ultimate goal is to identify and address the root cause of your health concerns, to help you achieve your personal health goals.
In order to be certified as a Naturopathic Doctor, you must first retain a 4-year undergraduate degree before applying to a 4-year accredited Naturopathic medical school. The first 2 years are similar to conventional medical school and are more focused on clinical sciences, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Pathology. Classroom studies include a variety Naturopathic topics, such as:
- Traditional Asian Medicine
- Botanical Medicine
- Orthopaedic Assessments
- Orthomolecular Medicine
Naturopathic doctors are strictly regulated by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). To be licensed as a Naturopathic Physician, applicants must pass two sets of licensing boards, regulated by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examinations (NABNE). Additionally, they must graduate from 1 of the 7 accredited schools in North America.