Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are your services covered under insurance?

Most extended health insurance plans have coverage for Naturopathic Care. Inquire with your insurance company to see if you are covered. Direct billing is available.

What can I expect on my first visit?

During your appointment we will take a full health history and evaluate the different options you have to move your body toward a more balanced state. We will address your immediate health concerns first, while creating a long-term health plan for the future.

Are Naturopathic Doctors Licensed in Canada?

Naturopathic Doctors are general practitioners of natural medicine who integrate standard medical diagnosis with a broad range of natural therapies. Their education consists of at least 8 years of medical training. They are board-certified and licensed in 5 provinces.  Naturopathic Doctors in NL are qualified members of the CAND.  The CAND represents the regulated (or those in unregulated jurisdictions who meet the criteria for regulation) Naturopathic Doctors.

What is the difference between a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and a Homeopath, Natural Therapist, Holistic Practictioner, or Acupuncturist?

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Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are general practitioners of natural medicine. NDs are granted their licence from provincial regulators and for non-regulated provinces hold membership and registration with The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.  They are trained to diagnose and treat ailments using clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, life style counselling and homeopathy.

 

There are many individuals practicing under similar titles that are not Naturopathic Doctors and do not have the training required to diagnose and treat patients in all of the above methods. Such titles often include Natural Doctor, Naturotherapist, Natural Therapist, Holistic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Homeopath, etc. Don’t be afraid to ask to see these practitioners' credentials and if they are a member of CAND.

 

Homeopaths or acupuncturists are trained to practice in one discipline – either homeopathy or acupuncture. So while a homeopath would prescribe a homeopathic therapy, a Naturopathic Doctor would use any of the above approaches, including homeopathy, in their treatments. 

                                          - excerpts taken from the Naturopathic Association of Ontario’s website.

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