Naturopathic Medicine

  • Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health care system that blends scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic Doctors treat the root cause of disease and nurture body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity. The core belief in Naturopathic Medicine revolves around individualized treatment as opposed to disease protocols.

    Naturopathic Medicine has been regulated in Ontario since 1925 by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy.

Naturopathic Doctor's Education

Naturopathic Doctors have a minimum of seven years of training; usually three to four years of pre-medical education to obtain a bachelor degree followed by a 4 year intensive training at an accredited Naturopathic Medical College. In order to be eligible to practice in Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors must successfully complete a Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) and must fulfill the national Board Exams. In order to keep their license to practice, Naturopathic Doctors need to complete certain number of continuing education courses every year to stay up to date with new medical research and intervention.
Naturopathic Doctor's Oath

Upon graduation, every Naturopathic Doctor must say an oath to remain truthful to themselves, their patients and the profession.
dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of Naturopathic medicine. I will honour my teachers and all who have preserved and developed this knowledge and dedicate myself to supporting the growth and evolution of Naturopathic medicine. I will endeavour to continually improve my abilities as a healer through study, reflection and genuine concern for humanity. I will impart knowledge of the advanced healing arts to dedicated colleagues and students. Through precept, lecture and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families and future generations.

According to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of Naturopathic medicine:

First of all, do no harm

To address the fundamental causes of disease

To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature

To heal the whole person through individualized treatment

To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine

I will conduct my life and the practice of Naturopathic health care with vigilance, integrity and freedom from prejudice. I will abstain from voluntary acts of injustice and corruption. I will keep confidential whatever I am privileged to witness, whether professionally or privately that should not be divulged.

With my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.