Most frequent questions and answers
The term naturopathy refers to nature’s path. Naturopathy is an alternative medicine that aims to restore optimal well-being. The particularity of this approach is a holistic vision, it is to look at the person as a whole, as a whole, and to find the cause of the symptoms encountered to rebalance the vitality of each person.
For whom naturopathy is intended ?
For everyone, from birth to the golden age.
Why consult a naturopathic doctor ?
Women’s health: menstrual cycle disorder, menstrual problems, PMS, menopause, loss of libido, fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc
Male health: prostate disorder, impotence, infertility, loss of libido, etc.
Digestive health: bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas/flatulence, nausea, liver disorder, reflux, heartburn, ulcers, etc
Respiratory disorders: asthma, COPD, cough, breathing difficulties, etc.
Urinary disorders: infection, incontinence, stones, etc.
Endocrine disorders: weight disorder, fatigue, mood swings, diabetes, thyroid disorders, temperature disorder, etc.
Cardiovascular disorders: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, anemia, dizziness, arrhythmia, etc.
Nervous system disorders: anxiety, depression, stress, nervousness, insomnia, headache or migraine, learning disability, memory impairment, vertigo, bruxism, irritability, etc.
Skin disorders: dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, oily skin, age spots, moles, warts, cellulite, slow healing, itching, acne, hives, mycosis, shingles, etc.
Immune disorders: allergies, cancer, herpes, autoimmune diseases, shingles, tendency to infections ENT disorders: loss of taste, loss of smell, glare, myopia, decreased night vision, tearing, flies in front of the eyes, dry eyes, sensitivity to noise, hearing problems, etc.
What is the difference between a naturopath and other health professionals ?
Each profession has its own field of expertise, nothing and no one can replace a doctor (family, emergency, surgeon, psychiatrist, etc.). A naturopath is a central person working with the person’s vitality to regain homeostasis (maintaining inner balance). The naturopath refers to other professionals such as a doctor, osteopath, acupuncturist, homeopath, massage therapist, nutritionist/dietician, etc. The naturopath knows his limits in his actions and refers to a professional qualified in his field to better meet the patient’s needs. The naturopath is somewhat considered a generalist in some approaches, but competent in orthomolecular approach, phytotherapy and hydrotherapy.
Under no circumstances can a naturopath replace your family doctor, in case of emergency please refer to your family doctor or hospital.
Are naturopathic meetings refundable?
Yes, insurance receipts are issued at the meeting and your personal insurance can reimburse you if you have coverage for the services of complementary health practitioners.
Do I have to continue to see my family doctor ?
Yes, under no circumstances can the naturopath replace your family doctor. A medical follow-up consent must be signed at your first meeting.
How long to see a difference in my symptoms ?
This question is the most popular among customers. Unfortunately, since each person is different, each life has been lived in a totally different way, so the question cannot be answered with certainty. It is impossible to guarantee visible changes quickly. Each person must go at their own pace, maintain consistency and remain positive.
What is the difference between an ND.a and an ND ?
An ND.a is a certified and certified naturopath. This consists of a training of about 1900 hours (depending on the schools) and several training courses exist in Quebec. It is above all a therapist working on the person’s field and promoting prevention while advising on lifestyle habits, able to use targeted natural products for some cases requiring this approach.
An ND is a naturopathic doctor or a clinical naturopath (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), only one school offers this training in Quebec: ÉESNQ. It is a training of more than 4500 hours, this program is the same as the one taught in Toronto: CCNM. This diploma includes the title of ND.a with several other approaches studied, such as Chinese medicine, phytotherapy, hydrotherapy and homeopathy in greater depth, manual therapy, while keeping the basics of healthy living including the orthomolecular approach.
(The title of Doctor of Naturopathy is not related to allopathic medicine, but rather to naturopathic sciences. This designation is recognized in many Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Ontario) and in several American states (Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Connecticut and Illinois). For more information on this title, see Council on naturopathic medicine education or the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.)
What is the situation of naturopaths in Quebec ?
Quebec is still the last province to make changes. For the time being, naturopaths are tolerated and well observed by the College of Physicians. Under no circumstances does the naturopath replace a doctor and encroach on their property.
How much does a naturopathic session cost ?
See the rates when making an appointment.
For the time being, payments can be made by cash, cheque or Interac transfer (e-Transfer).
I can’t go to your clinic, is there another option?
Yes, I don’t just do consultations at the Laval office. Thus, for people who cannot travel due to location, physical impossibility, lack of resources, or lack of time, I offer online consultations. This is called video consultations, consultations made from a platform that allows us to see each other live, to see my screen and thus to show and image what I am talking about.
Once the event has been created anybody that is invited can go to their Google Calendar select the event and click on the Join Hangouts Meet link which will lead to Google Meet. No account creation is required to access this service.