- What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.
The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to identify and treat the root cause of symptoms to help resolve them. We use natural therapies and customize a treatment plan that is unique to your needs, preferences and health history. Naturopathic medicine also aims to educate patients about the cause of symptoms to prevent them from recurring.
- What can naturopathic medicine do for the patient?
Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns -- from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating systems to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. It is the approach, philosophy and training of naturopathic doctors that sets it apart from other forms of health care.
- What kind of training do naturopathic doctors have?
In BC, Naturopathic Doctors are licensed as primary care doctors by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. They are trained as general practitioners in complementary medicine and are required to do at least 3 years of post secondary education followed by a 4 year naturopathic medical degree from an accredited school.
- Is naturopathic medicine covered under my extended medical plan?
Many extended healthcare plans have some coverage for naturopathic medicine and acupuncture visits. Some will also cover certain tests, such as food allergy testing. Supplements are rarely covered. Always check with your extended healthcare provider to find out the specifics of your plan. H3 Clinic does not bill extended health care plans directly. You must pay for your treatment at the time of service, and then submit your receipt to your extended health care provider.