||Naturopathic doctors are trained in a wide variety of treatment options, otherwise known as modalities. The most commonly used modalities are:
Botanical medicine uses many plant substances from around the world for their unique healing and nutritional properties. Treatment can take the form of teas, tinctures (alcohol or glycerine-based formula with herbs), ointments, essential oils, and supplements. Botanicals can be used in the treatment of many conditions such as hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, fatigue and stress. At Puremedica, we will carefully review your current health status before prescribing a botanical formula to ensure it is safe and effective for you.
Traditional chinese medicine (TCM) has been in practice for thousands of years and incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, asian herbs and diet. TCM refers to the body’s vital energy as Chi. When Chi is out of balance, the body is more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. At Puremedica, we can use acupuncture to re-establish a balanced and healthy state. Thin needles are inserted into meridian points in order to regulate the body’s Chi. Acupuncture has often been used to treat infertility, menstrual irregularities, sports injuries, back pain, and other chronic pain concerns.
A balanced diet is crucial to good health as some foods promote wellness, while others contribute to illness. At Puremedica, we assess your overall diet quality, screen for food allergies and sensitivities, and help you understand the impact that your diet is having on your health. With the aid of supplements and recommended dietary changes, we can use nutrition to effectively treat weight gain, digestive complaints, diabetes or other health concerns.
Homeopathy is a distinct energy-based therapy that uses nontoxic natural substances to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Through the use of minute amounts of plant, animal and mineral substances, homeopathic medicine restores the body to a healthy balance. At Puremedica, we carefully match your symptoms to the appropriate homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy can be used for a wide variety of conditions and is a very safe treatment option, particularly for pregnant women and young children.
Mental and emotional states are important in assessing overall health and need to be addressed when treating your presenting health concerns. Through various counselling techniques, we are trained to help you stabilize mood imbalances, cope with stress, overcome obstacles, and achieve a healthy and positive outlook on life.