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Naturopathic medicine is a primary system of healthcare that focuses on preventive and natural remedies for the promotion of health.

It is the art and science of supporting the natural healing process of the body and helping to remove the obstacles getting in the way.

Our naturopathic doctors work with you to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of disease from a physical, mental and emotional perspective to promote overall health.

Harnessing the body’s natural healing potential, naturopathic medicine uses a blend of evidence informed scientific knowledge and traditional medicine derived from natural sources.

How does naturopathic medicine work?

At Strawberries and Sunshine, our naturopathic doctors tailor your treatments to encompass physiological, psychological, social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors. In BC, naturopathic physicians are trained to interpret labs and diagnostic tests and treat accordingly. They also have the ability to work with prescription medications and an extensive knowledge in botanical medicine and vitamin nutrition.

Treatments will focus on a personalized plan that may include lifestyle and dietary changes, botanical medicine, vitamin supplements, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, spinal and joint manipulation and acupuncture.

Our naturopathic doctors can treat both acute and chronic conditions, and are covered by most extended health care plans in BC. At the initial visit our naturopathic physician will take the time to do an extensive consultation examining your lifestyle, habits, routines, diet, and medical history of yourself and your family.

They will check your stress levels and possibly order some appropriate lab tests. From here, our naturopath will work with you to develop a personal health plan.

Your health plan will lay out, step by step, what is needed to help you take charge of your health. Your naturopath will also collaborate with other practitioners at Strawberries and Sunshine to come up with a plan that works the best for you.

What can naturopathic medicine help with?

Naturopathic medicine is used to treat many specific common health issues as well as overall, general prevention. These specific conditions are addressed from holistic perspective, looking for the root cause rather than some of those specific conditions for adults and children include:

Working regularly with a naturopathic doctor can be a great way to get potential health concerns under control long before they become major issues, and help to keep you at your optimum health.

Including naturopathic medicine as a part of your health team

Our naturopathic doctors can work together with your other health care providers such as your medical doctor, chiropractor or counsellor, to help you get the best results for you that align with your values about health. They look at the whole picture and how all the pieces fit together and help guide you through all the maze of information and options from a natural perspective.

Just because something is normal doesn’t mean it is natural. Some medical providers say it is “normal” for breastfed babies to go up to 10 days between bowel movements. While that may be considered “normal” is it really natural for us to be ingesting regularly throughout the day with no waste products being passed out until 10 days later? Sometimes a deeper look into the whole picture is necessary, we work together with you to figure things out.

Getting started with naturopathic medicine

At Strawberries and Sunshine, we offer naturopathic care for all members of the family, from all walks of life. Whether you or a member of your family are battling a chronic condition, wondering about a newer health issue, or simply want to keep your body running at 100% , naturopathic medicine can help you achieve greater wellness, and improve your life as a whole.

For all your Tri-Cities naturopathic medicine needs, look no further than the expert practitioners at Strawberries and Sunshine Wellness Collective. If you still have questions, or you’re ready to get started, book a 15-min complimentary consultation. Let us help you get started on the journey to holistic and overall well-being.