Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of healing combining scientific knowledge with natural therapeutics and traditional philosophies. Naturopathic Medicine offers primary health care services for both acute and chronic conditions. Naturopathic treatments include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, homeopathy, lifestyle counselling and hydrotherapy. Treatments are chosen in communication with the patient and after a comprehensive health history has been taken, including physiological, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental and other lifestyle factors. Naturopathic Medicine encourages treatment to be based on each unique individual, rather than solely disease-oriented treatment. Naturopathic Medicine aligns itself with the diverse healing therapies that can be found in nature and recognizes the capacity of the human body to heal itself given the necessary resources. Every attempt is made to evaluate the underlying cause of disease, the roots, rather than only addressing symptoms. Naturopathic Doctors provide treatment that is complimentary with your Medical Doctor and can work together with your MD to establish safe and effective treatment protocols.