Optimum Integrative Health Centre Fergus Ontario
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Naturopathic Medicine in Fergus Ontario

Naturopathic Medicine offers a wide variety of treatment options for many health conditions. Our naturopathic doctors evaluate each case at depth, and create an individualized plan aimed at resorting and maximizing health. From clinical nutrition to physical medicine, naturopathic medicine safely treats both acute and chronic disease, and helps to optimize overall health.
Naturopathic Medicine – Treating the Whole Person

Naturopathic medicine is system of primary healthcare that focuses on prevention of disease.  Naturopathic doctors use a combination of current diagnostic evaluation and evidence based natural therapies to diagnose and treat many aspects of family health, in all patients from children to the elderly.  With a focus on the whole person, and totality of symptoms, Naturopathic Medicine aims to find and treat the cause of disease and optimize health instead of focusing on individual symptoms.  Naturopathic Doctors are Primary Care Providers in Ontario, and are capable of monitoring the health of patients, until such a time that referral becomes necessary.

A presumption exists where Naturopathic Doctors practice in contrast to medications and treatments provided by Medical Doctors.  This is not the case.  The medical interventions provided by your Medical Doctor are necessary until such a time that your health parameters change to the point where a specific medication or treatment is no longer medically warranted.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine are the foundation for naturopathic practice.  Further, naturopathic doctors are compelled to act morally, ethically, and professionally in accordance with the Naturopathic Physicians Oath:

  • Naturopathic Principles

    • Primum No Nocere – First do no harm
    • Vis Mediatrix Naturae – The healing power of nature
    • Tolle Causam – Identify and treat the cause of disease
    • Tolle Totum – Treat the whole person
    • Docere – The physician as teacher
    • Prohibitio – Prevention is the best cure
  • Naturopathic Oath

    I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner
    of the art and science of Naturopathic Medicine.
    By precept, education and example,
    I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health,
    reduce risks for disease,
    and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves
    and future generations.
    I will continually endeavor to improve my abilities.
    I will conduct my life and practice of Naturopathic Medicine
    with integrity and freedom from prejudice.
    I will keep confident what should not be divulged.
    I will honor the principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
    First, to do no harm
    To cooperate with the healing powers of nature
    To address the fundamental causes of disease
    To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
    To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine
    With my whole heart, before these witnesses,
    as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine,
    I pledge to remain true to this oath.

Naturopathic Treatments

  • The use of herbs is the most ancient form of medical treatment as well as a widely studied branch of medical clinical research. Using a variety of herbs, botanical medicine is both a safe and effective method of treating disease. Botanical treatments are the basis for the majority of modern pharmaceutical agents, and have a similar action in the body often with fewer and less severe side effects. Botanical medicine is frequently used in combination with other treatment options to create a unique and individualized treatment protocol to ensure optimal health and wellness.
  • As the foundation of naturopathic medicine, clinical nutrition is an integral part of both treatment of chronic disease and management of overall health and wellness. Nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities are contributing factors in a wide variety of chronic disease. An extensive and comprehensive examination of your daily diet can help pinpoint the cause of many chronic health conditions. The use of nutritional supplementation and dietary changes will play a significant role in the management and treatment of disease as well as improving overall health and wellness.
  • Using a needle and syringe, injection therapies deliver a variety of therapeutic agents directly into the body, bypassing the slow and often inefficient digestive tract. Vitamins, minerals, and anesthetics are injected into the body tissue and can aid in improving energy and immune function, reducing pain and treating a variety of nutritional deficiencies.
  • Prevention is the key to life-long wellness. The importance of a healthy lifestyle is emphasized at Optimum Integrative Health Centre with a specific focus on prevention. The greatest factor to prevention of illness is having a healthy lifestyle. Through counseling and lifestyle modification, our naturopathic doctors will help you create a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable lifestyle that will aid in your goal of reaching optimal health and wellness.
  • Physical medicine treatments include Naturopathic Manipulation of bone, muscle or spine, soft tissue manipulation and exercise therapy. Physical treatments work on the bone, joint, muscle and nerve to help reduce pain, improve mobility and restore function to a problem area. Physical medicine is frequently used for pain relief, low back pain and physical rehabilitation.