Naturopathic Medicine

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) use an integrated approach and individualized treatments to initiate your body’s own healing strength. The result is safe, effective, and lasting treatment that strengthens your body’s resistance to disease.

The focus of NDs is treating the whole person and is not focused solely on symptom relief. Symptoms you experience are your body’s way of telling you that something is out of balance and needs attention. Naturopathic Medicine attempts not only to manage symptoms but also to realign your body and to help alleviate the cause of disease.

What types of health concerns do naturopathic doctors treat?

Naturopathic doctors treat both acute and chronic health problems including the following:

  • Chronic Conditions: Asthma and Allergies, Anxiety and Depression, Arthritis, Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Digestive Disorders, Eczema or Psoriasis, Migraines, Stress and Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia, Weight Management, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Acute Conditions: Colds and Flus, Headaches, Infections, Musculoskeletal injury, disc injuries, tinnitis
  • Women’s Health Issues: Fertility, Pregnancy Care, Menstrual Disorders, Hormone Imbalance, Menopause

What types of treatments can I expect?

Treatments vary depending on patient, condition and health care practitioner. The following are licensed treatment options used by Dr. Kristin Heins, ND:

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutrient Supplementation
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine - herbs, acupuncture, moxa and cupping
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy - individual remedies and homotoxicology
  • Lifestyle Counselling and Modification
  • Hydrotherapy

Is Naturopathic Medicine Covered by OHIP?

OHIP does not currently cover visits to naturopathic doctors. Most extended health insurance plans include coverage for naturopathic medicine. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage.