Q: WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments, Naturopathic doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness, rather than treat or suppress symptoms. The client is seen as a whole person by the ND who takes the physical mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions into account when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan.
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A FIRST VISIT?
Prior to your first visit, you will be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire. Please visit our Forms page, under Resources (or click here) to print off a copy, then fill them out and bring them with you to your initial visit. These forms can also be obtained at the clinic prior to your visit, they can be faxed to you, or you can come 30 minutes before your visit to fill them out.
During your first visit, Dr. Slonetsky will take an in-depth history with the goal of understanding all the factors which may be affecting your health. Some simple non-invasive tests may be recommended. A personal treatment plan will then be proposed to help improve your health.
The initial visit is 1.5 hours in length. Follow-up visits are typically 30 minutes, but maybe 45 minutes to 1 hour in length depending on your needs.
Q: WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED?
Virtually all chronic and many acute conditions may benefit from treatment by Naturopathic Doctors. People of all ages can be helped.
The most common health conditions brought to Naturopathic Doctors include:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Environmental Illnesses & Allergies
- Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
- Hypertension, Atherosclerosis
- Heart Problems
- Digestion, Constipation, IBS
- Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne
- Cystitis, Prostatitis, Impotence
- Cold and Flu
- Ear and Throat Infections
- Intestinal Upsets
- Menopausal Problems
- PMS, Menstrual Disorders
- Fibrocystic Breast Disease
- Enhancing Health in Pregnancy
- Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
- Mental or Emotional Stress
- Anxiety, Depression
Q: HOW ARE NDS TRAINED?
Naturopathic Doctors take a minimum of 3 years paramedical studies at University, followed by 4 years at an accredited college of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Slonetsky completed her naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine located in Toronto, Ontario. The education encompasses basic medical studies, naturopathic principles and therapies and extensive supervised clinical experience. Upon graduation, Dr. Slonetsky received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) diploma.
Naturopathic medicine is a regulated profession in the province of Ontario. In order to practice naturopathic medicine in this province, ND's must be licensed through the Board of Directors of Natural Therapies Naturopath (BDDT - Naturopathy). In order to maintain her license and to provide the highest quality of care to her patients, Dr. Slonetsky participates in continuing education courses.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, the services she provides is covered by most extended health plans. Remedies and supplements are extra.
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