Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

One of the biggest dilemmas of today’s health care is that it largely employs pharmaceutical drugs that are designed to control symptoms. 

There is no dispute that these drugs save lives and serve an important role in today’s health care. They can allow for comfort that enable one to continue to work towards better health. However, although symptoms of an illness are important to address, it is not where treatment should stop.

 

Naturopathic medicine focuses on a holistic approach seeing each person as an intricate and inseparable whole of body/mind/spirit. It's health care that goes beyond treating symptoms to addressing the root cause of an illness. Your ND will do a comprehensive health history, any lab testing required and develop a health plan aimed at supporting you achieve optimum health. The goal here is to help you, not just survive, but to thrive!  

Schedule online. It's easy, fast and secure.

Introducing Telehealth - Remote Appointments

Primary Care

Our physicians are Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in the Province of British Columbia, trained in primary family care, the diagnosis and understanding of illness, and use of safe and effective treatments that focuses on prevention.

Our naturopathic doctors offer a primary care family practice, including:

  • Routine Physical Exams for Adults & Children

  • Male & Female Wellness Exams including Annual Breast, PAP & Prostate exams

 

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Additional Care

Special areas of health we address:

  • Men's Health

  • Women’s Health

  • Pediatrics

  • Fertility

  • Hormonal Balancing

  • Stress & Fatigue

  • Weight Loss and Management

  • Pain management

  • Gastrointestinal Health

  • Detoxification

  • Nutritional Counseling

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Pain Management

In some cases pain can save our lives, but when it sticks around longer than normal it can signal that something is wrong. Based on your unique needs your ND can address pain in the following ways: 

 

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Supplementation 

  • IV & Injection therapy, such as Prolotherapy can aid in recovery and delivers nutrients right where they are needed most. 

  • Acupuncture

  • Diet & Nutrition

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used for an array of conditions and concerns and has shown efficacy in studies for the following:

 

  • Chronic pain

  • Acute pain

  • Headache

  • Hypertension

  • Menopausal hot flashes

  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea

Teleheatlh & Telemedicine see your NDs remotely

Good news! Most extended health benefits cover Telehealth video and telephone consultation. We offer direct billing to most extended healthcare plans and ICBC and are also accepting new patients.

For more information, email

frontdesk@inletwellnessgallery.com

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth, is the same healthcare service delivered by your ND, only it's performed remotely via Video and Phone Consultations in the comfort of your own home, or location of your choice. Telehealth is a secure medical platform that operates similar to Skype or FaceTime. It complies with Health Canada guidelines for physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These ND consultations are for patients who do not require physical examination or treatment for their symptoms.

For your convenience, you can book telehealth appointments online. Once you have booked your service we will call you and send an email with instructions. You will be pleasantly surprised how simple this process is!

(Standard cancellation policy applies for telemedicine or telehealth appointments that are missed or cancelled without 24 hours advanced notice​).

A message from our naturopathic doctors

New and returning patients can still expect the very best care. Our video consultations are fun

and warm and you get to consult with your doctor from the comfort of your own home. 

Book online and you will receive instructions on how to proceed with the video or phone call.

And who knows?  Telemedicine might be the way of many future visits!

Think about it . . . 

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No transportation time or costs

Who loves to sit in traffic and spend money on gas rather than put towards their holiday fund?  “Not I” said the duck! I’d much rather use my time to enjoy story time with the kids!

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No need to take time off work

You can schedule your visit during a break or just before or after work.  If your doctor is running behind, you can multitask while waiting in the virtual ‘waiting room’….no more outdated magazines!

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Eliminate child or elder care issues

Finding care can be difficult and expensive.  Bringing them along can be stressful or impractical. 

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Less chance of catching a new illness

This is especially important to us right now being in self isolation. 

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No more White Coat Syndrome

Sometimes going to the doctor can be intimidating and anxiety provoking.  When you can see the doctor on your own time and in your own space, this can help sooth your nerves and help you convey the necessary information to your doctor clearly.

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Offers simple, on-demand care

The improved timeliness of care allows patients to address healthcare issues quickly with real-time urgent care consultations to learn about treatment options.  When you feel ill or urgency to see your naturopathic doctor, your schedule is much more open if we consider you can to this during work hours or at home while looking after the kids or others.

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Better health

When you are able to see your doctor as often as you need to, without the challenges of getting into the office, you can practice better management of your medications, supplements/remedies, lifestyle and any healthy issues that you have.

As your naturopathic doctor, it is very important to continue regular care to keep on track with your health, to change the treatment plan as needed, answer any questions you have, and to support you in your goal of optimal health.

We look forward to seeing you online!

New Patients ~ Please complete the online patient intake forms before your first visit for us to review your concerns together: