Naturopathic medicine is a unique form of primary health care that combines modern scientific research with the art and wisdom of traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic doctors (ND’s) are licensed as primary care physicians with expertise in complementary medicine, as well as the ability to prescribe and manage most pharmaceutical medications (in British Columbia) and have access to a full range of diagnostic tests and therapies.
An initial consultation will last approximately 1 hour and is primarily an information gathering session. We offer a holistic approach to health care and thus it is important that the doctor gains an understanding of all relevant aspects that may be contributing to your problems. The visit involves asking questions regarding your current health concerns and past medical history as well as a focused physical exam if needed. All patients will receive a non-invasive electrodermal test to help confirm our clinical hypotheses. Furthermore, all supplements and remedies are always tested for affectivity, tolerance and dosage to individualize the treatment and maximize positive outcomes. Before the end of your first visit, an individualized treatment plan with an estimated time line will be presented and options will be discussed.
As we believe in treating the whole person and in preventative medicine, we will most likely make suggestions for lifestyle changes. This may include avoiding certain foods and/or chemicals, exercise, and reducing stress. We believe that lifestyle is a cornerstone of long term health. Furthermore, there will be an outlined plan on your first visit and you may be presented with therapy suggestions in order to achieve your health goals. Although we cover many natural and mainstream medicine disciplines and have more than 25 years of combined professional experience, we refer patients appropriately when necessary.
Electrodermal testing was developed over the last 50 years by physicians and scientists in Germany. It was developed out of a realization of the limitations of existing physical and biochemical testing. The basis of this testing applies scientific biophysical technology to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture theory. Testing technique involves the use of a precise electronic measuring instrument to specific acupuncture points to measure changes in skin resistance in response to remedies, supplements, foods, or medications placed in circuit with the patient. Testing is painless and quick. This testing is operator- dependent and thus requires a highly experienced medical practitioner.
Electrodermal testing is used diagnostically to help identify a wide range of disorders, allergies, food/chemical sensitivities, nutritional and enzyme deficiencies, organ dysfunctions and more. It is used to help confirm what is discovered in the clinical history, and pinpoints functional disorders, which occur in the pre-clinical phases of disease, and precede changes in conventional laboratory testing. Vega testing allows us to create individualized treatment plans and deliver better and faster results for patients.
At Leduc Naturopathic Clinic we treat a wide range of conditions, from acute colds and flu’s to injuries to chronic long term illnesses such as:
Our patients range from newborns to the elderly and present with minor to life threatening conditions. Our main role is to provide a primary health care service to our patients, and address all aspects of health.
All of our therapies are gentle and safe and are tailored to meet your individual needs. We carry a full dispensary and may prescribe homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements and/or herbs. We may do hands-on body work using acupuncture, injection therapy, intra-venous vitamin and mineral injections, intra-articular injections and more.
We also have an onsite lymphatic drainage machine and other equipment specific to detoxification.
The naturopathic principles that we follow form the foundation of our approach to health and healing, and include:
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.