What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic and preventative form of healthcare that aims to identify and treat the root causes of illness, rather than just the symptoms. Naturopathic doctors use a combination of conventional methods such as lab tests and diagnostics, as well as natural therapies including hands-on treatment for musculoskeletal issues, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and supplementation.
At Jericho, we believe in the following principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
- Minimizing the risk of harmful side effects
- Encouraging the body’s self-healing processes
- Treating the person as a whole – acknowledging how mental and physical health both impact well-being
- Prevention of disease
Who can Naturopathic Medicine help?
Anyone seeking holistic and personalized healthcare can benefit from Naturopathic Medicine. NDs are able to run lab tests, exams, and conduct detailed 75-minute intakes. While both the naturopaths at Jericho have the ability to provide pharmaceutical prescriptions if needed, treatment plans generally focus primarily on lifestyle changes, physical therapy and/or supplement support.
Naturopathic Doctors formulate a treatment plan that is personalized to each individual. Treatment plans aim to maximize efficacy while minimizing side effects and ensuring safety. The naturopathic approach is an excellent choice for treating and managing chronic diseases or health issues that have not responded to other forms of treatment.
What can Naturopathic Medicine help with?
- Musculoskeletal aches and pains, Arthritis, Gout, Fibromyalgia
- Digestive Issues & Gut Health (e.g. IBS, Intestinal Dysbiosis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Management)
- Skin Issues (Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne)
- Cardiovascular Health
- Men’s and Women’s Health
- Allergies (Seasonal, Food Sensitivities, Skin)
- Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue, Sleep
- Colds and Flus
Benefits of Treatment
Choosing Naturopathic Medicine means finding long-term solutions for chronic issues, a personalized plan that incorporates your preferences and financial concerns, and an aim to solve health issues by looking at the underlying causes, not just the surface symptoms. Naturopathic Medicine can also work with your pharmaceutical prescriptions.
Our Naturopathic Doctors
Dr. Cameron Leong’s practice has a focus on nutrition, sports medicine, TCM, family medicine, Bowen therapy, and botanical medicine. He has experience treating patients with long-term sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, and optimizing performance, and treats all patients on an individual basis.
Dr. Elena Moore has a mission to empower patients to achieve long-term wellness by
getting to the root cause of their condition and providing realistic,
evidence-based treatments. Her treatment plans are collaborative,
bringing together patients’ knowledge of their own bodies and
experiences with her knowledge of integrative medicine.