Linda Koo, N.D.
 
Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. It is a natural, gentle, low risk approach to health based upon using natural remedies to support and balance the self-healing processes of the body.

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession that focuses on prevention, patient education, and the whole person on many levels - mental, emotional, and physical. The underlying cause of disease is identified and treated along with the symptoms.

Naturopathic medicine combines the art of ancient healing wisdom and compassionate, personalized care with the science of contemporary medical and naturopathic knowledge based on research. The role of a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is to facilitate and augment the body's inherent ability to heal itself, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery.

Treatment programs are tailored for each patient and health condition. Therapies include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and lifestyle counselling.

What Kind of Health Concerns can be treated with Naturopathic Medicine?
Chronic and acute conditions may benefit from naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic Doctors are general practitioners who treat people of all ages. Most common health conditions include:

Chronic Illnesses:
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Allergies, Food/Environmental Sensitivities
  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne
  • Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
  • Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia
  • Cystitis, Prostatitis
  • Digestion, Constipation, IBS
Acute Conditions:
  • Cold and Flu
  • Ear and Throat Infections
  • Headaches
Women's Conditions:
  • Menopausal Problems
  • PMS, Menstrual Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
Other:
  • Mental or Emotional Stress
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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