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Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Valerie Penton-Power,

MSc, ND

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Welcome to a Natural Path to Health!

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“True health is achieved by living your life the best way you can, using the resources you have available and the intent to be well.”

Naturopathy

Naturopathic doctors (also known as NDs) provide health care to people of all ages, focusing on the use of natural therapies to support and stimulate healing processes.

Licensed NDs complete a minimum of three years of university-level training, including pre-medical courses, then four years at an accredited college for naturopathic medicine. Training includes basic, medical, and clinical science; diagnostics; naturopathic principles and therapeutics; and extensive clinical experience under the supervision of qualified naturopathic doctors. In Ontario, graduates receive the title “ND.”

After completing an accredited program, NDs must write and pass standardized North American board exams known as Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) in order to qualify for regulation/licensing. 

Anyone seeing an ND should expect to be dealing with a highly trained professional who has met comprehensive standards in order to practice.

Naturopathic Medicine

Committed to the least invasive, most effective treatments that go to the root cause of your symptoms.
Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Colds and flus
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Fertility concerns, PMS, dysmenorrhea, menopause
  • Thyroid conditions
  • High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes
  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia,
  • Back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Digestive concerns, weight loss
  • Skin conditions
  • and many more.
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Your First Visit

Your first appointment may last 60-90 minutes. Subsequent appointments will be from 30 to 60 minutes in length depending on your specific health concerns. During the initial visit, I will take a detailed history of your current and past health concerns, conduct a physical exam and possibly order laboratory tests to make an assessment and diagnosis. With your valuable input, a personalized treatment plan will be proposed to help facilitate achieving your health goals. The treatment plan will include suggestions using any or all of the therapies employed by NDs, including nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, physical therapies and lifestyle counselling.

Naturopathic Doctors are equipped to perform full physical exams, including, but not limited to: gynecological health exams (Pap smears & cultures), breast exams and general wellness screenings. We also offer basic blood work requisitions for complete blood count, Vitamin D status, Thyroid function, Food sensitivity testing, Hormone panels, Pap tests and more.

Most extended health insurance plans in Canada cover naturopathic treatments. Insured patients are encouraged to contact their employer or individual insurance brokers to determine if they are covered and/or to request that their policy be extended to include naturopathic services if it does not already do so. Since NDs use alternatives to costly techniques and drug therapies, more insurance companies are expanding coverage of this cost-effective treatment method. Naturopathic medicine is not currently covered by any of the provincial health plans.

Timely and appropriate access to health care is paramount in health care service provision. In our health care practices, we aim to provide barrier-free access with a range of accessibility options for patients.  

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”    – Hippocrates

Services

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Techniques such as Acupuncture and cupping are used to guide energy (or Qi) through the meridians of your body to increase blood circulation and remove obstructions.

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Botanical Medicine

Using the medicinal properties of plants to target inflammation, chronic illness, hormones, metabolism and more.

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Women's Health and Fertility

Helping to identify causes and find solutions that work cooperatively with a woman’s cycles to help achieve optimal health and learn about factors affecting fertility.

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Clinical Nutrition

Examining the relationship between diet and health and using whole foods, food elimination, variation in dietary habits and nutritional supplements to treat disease and promote health.

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Skin Health and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Cosmetic/ facial rejuvenation acupuncture brings out the natural glow and beauty of your complexion by stimulating collagen production, toning the facial muscles and reducing lines/wrinkles, puffiness and

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Lab Testing

Laboratory testing, including urinalysis, blood work and saliva testing, is an essential aspect of a complete naturopathic assessment.

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Book an Appointment or Free Consult. I welcome you to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation to see if I’m the right fit for you.

Disclaimer – This website is for informational purposes only. Any information provided on this website is not a substitute for medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. In any state of emergency, you should seek appropriate medical attention from your local emergency care facility. By using this site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.
 
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