Naturopathic Medicine | What is it and Conditions We Treat

Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health care system which includes a variety of naturally based therapies. Treatment is aimed at removing the cause of disease and stimulating the innate healing processes within the body. Our naturopaths use powerful, yet gentle treatments which support the overall health and strength of the patient.  Research-based natural therapies as well as traditional therapeutic modalities form the basis of our individual treatment plans for each patient.

You may also want to read our FAQs on Naturopaths and Naturopathic Medicine.

What do Naturopathic Doctors do?

Naturopaths use non-invasive treatments to prevent chronic illness as well as reduce reliance upon prescription medications (and all of their side effects.)
Naturopaths use a wide variety of therapies to treat, support and uncover the root cause of patient health concerns. The focus of naturopathic care is centered on the individual, their current health (physical, emotional and spiritual), family history as well as lifestyle choices all of which are taken into account for the naturopathic diagnosis and treatment plan.

A naturopath will work with the patient to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. In naturopathic medicine symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and lifestyle habits that may interfere with your optimal level of health.

From diet and exercise, to understanding your body’s unique chemistry, your naturopath will focus on treatments that boost your immune system, prevent and treat chronic disease and increase your overall energy level.

Naturopathic treatment draws from a number of modalities and is tailored to the individual, depending on the doctor’s approach and the needs of the individual patient. Each naturopathic clinic may use different treatments, based on the doctor’s individual interests. At White Lotus Clinic, located centrally in the North York region of Toronto, our naturopaths primarily use clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, physical treatments, acupuncture and Asian medicine, lifestyle counselling, or a combination of these.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct form of primary health care. There are six accredited schools of naturopathic medicine in North America. Naturopaths must complete a minimum of 7 years of education at the post secondary level. Our two licensed naturopaths graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Conditions Treated by our Naturopaths

As a primary care naturopathic clinic, we are experienced in treating all types of health problems.  If your condition is not listed, or if you have any questions feel free to contact us to ask if we can help with your specific case, and we will answer you promptly.

In Naturopathic Medicine, we consider physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors to be equally vital components of your health.

  • Metabolic Concerns
  • Women's Health Conditions
  • Pain Conditions
  • Migraines
  • Neck, Shoulder, Knee, Jaw, or Back Pain
  • Mental Health, Energy and Sleep Conditions:
  • Depression, Stress, or Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Poor Concentration or ADHD
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Immune Related Conditions
  • Food Allergies
  • Immune System Weakness
  • Asthma and Environmental Allergies
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Digestive and Liver related Concerns
  • Ulcers
  • Crohns
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Refulex
  • Parasites
  • Bowel Toxicity
  • Liver/Gallbladder Disease
  • Detoxification
  • Chronic Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arterial Blockage
  • Liver or Kidney Disease
  • Lung Conditions
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • All children’s health concerns (including ADHD)
  • Other
  • Identification of Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Anti-Aging Protocols
  • Skin Conditions – Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Rashes

The Treatments Used by our Toronto Naturopaths Include:

Type of TreatmentAbout this kind of Treatment
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese MedicinePoints on the body are gently stimulated to balance physiologic functions. An excellent form of treatment for pain which is backed up by many research studies. Herbal medicines are often used along with acupuncture. Acupuncture treatment involves almost no discomfort for most people and the majority of patients look forward to their sessions as an extremely relaxing type of therapy.
Lifestyle CounselingPractical suggestions for living a healthy lifestyle and preventing disease are provided to each patient according to the latest research.
Clinical NutritionThe enhancement of health with diet, vitamins, minerals and supplements.
Botanical/Herbal MedicineThe treatment of disease using potent extracts of plant substances. Many botanical medicines are the subject of modern scientific research.