Offering holistic treatments for both acute and chronic conditions, the approach, philosophy, and training of Naturopathic Doctors draw on the healing power of nature to support your body’s ability to heal itself. By assessing your medical history, laboratory testing, physical exams, lifestyle choices, and family history and collaborating with your current healthcare physicians, naturopathic care uses a variety of therapies to support your optimal health.
Naturopathic doctors are medically-trained professionals with a natural health focus. With the ability to requisition blood tests, perform physical exams, and order lab testing, Naturopathic practitioners blend modern scientific research, traditional wisdom, and natural healing medicine to design treatment programs that address the underlying cause of disease. In order to practice, Naturopathic Doctors receive a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education. This means that licensed Naturopathic Doctors will have completed a minimum of a 4-year undergraduate degree and an additional 4 years of training and practicum at an accredited North American Institution for Naturopathic Medicine.
With over 3000 hours of classroom training and 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience, Naturopathic Doctors receive medical training in biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, immunology, botany, homoeopathy, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and more. Once they complete a Doctorate of a Naturopathic Medicine degree program, NDs must pass the North American standardized exam to become licensed in their province. After becoming registered professionals, NDs must remain committed to ongoing continuing education courses and yearly requirements approved by the regulator.
At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our Naturopathic practitioners create individualized treatment plans to facilitate natural healing in all aspects of health impacting your condition. Typically, appointments are 30-60 minutes in length and assess your concerns, medical history, lab test results, and imaging reports. During your appointment, we’ll work together to develop a treatment plan that draws on a combination of natural healing therapies, including diet and lifestyle changes, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homoeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, Traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture. Most health insurance plans cover Naturopathic Doctors and our administrative team offers direct billing for your convenience!
As one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world, your Naturopathic Doctor may recommend B12 injections to offset many symptoms of the deficiency, including fatigue, weakness, and low mood.
At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our health professionals and front desk staff put you first. With everything you need to start living a life with more energy, strength, and joy under one roof, we support your physical and emotional health no matter where you're at. With free parking on site, an accessible ground-level entrance, an online booking calendar and patient portal, and direct billing and telemedicine options available, our Stoney Creek-based naturopathic clinic is here to provide you with compassionate, reliable care 12 hours a day, including evenings and weekends.