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Naturopathic Medicine

Nahid
Dr. Nahid Ahmedzadeh

Doctor Nahid has been in practice for over 20 years and brings extensive experience with Gut health, Immune dysfunction, Women’s health, Hormone imbalances, Detoxification, and children’s health.

 

Doctor Nahid is driven by a deep curiosity and a desire to understand the forces that bring about illness and those that lead to good health. This led her to pursue a degree in  Naturopathic Medicine, which was later followed by a Diploma in Homeopathy. She is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine CCNM, The Centre for  Education and Development in Homeopathy CEDH and McMaster University.

 

She believes that good medicine extends beyond treating symptoms in a mechanistic way but must include the totality of the individual, resulting in improved overall health with positive ripple effects on their families and communities.

Herbal Medicine

The Art and Science of Healing

Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive system of Medicine based on the philosophies  of Vitalism and Holism that focuses on treating the root causes of illness using natural substances and treatments that support and stimulate the body’s ability of heal itself.

"When given the right support, you will come to trust your body’s ability to heal itself. It provides gentle and effective solutions to many acute and chronic health issues."

Naturopathic education incorporates modern medical sciences with holistic healing systems such as Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Botanical medicine to diagnose and treat functional imbalances and restore health for the individual. 

You will find an open and supportive environment to discuss your health concerns. A  detailed medical history will be taken, lab results analyzed, and additional functional testing such as food sensitivity tests, stool tests or hormone tests may be suggested when indicated. Your health needs are assessed based on all the information provided, and you will then be presented with a treatment plan. 

 

Treatment strategies do not seek to destroy disease agents or suppress symptoms, rather to remove obstacles to healing, correct nutrient deficiencies, improve detoxification processes, balance the microbiome and nervous system, and support your innate healing ability.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Specialization

Dr. Nahid incorporates modern medical sciences with holistic healing systems such as Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Botanical medicine. 

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Naturopathic Medicine FAQs

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What can Naturopathic medicine do for me?

Naturopathic medicine can help empower you with knowledge and guidance to take a
proactive role in your healthcare, both for treating illness and preventive measures.
You will come to trust your body’s ability to heal itself when given the right support.
It provides gentle and effective solutions to many acute and chronic health issues.
It can be a valuable adjunct as complementary medicine in cases where you need
pharmaceutical drugs. Naturopaths are knowledgeable about drug-herb interactions.
It can be of great benefit to prepare the immune system before any kind of surgery and
speed up post-surgery recovery.
Infants and children treated by Naturopathic means as far as possible may improve future
health outcomes.

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What can I expect on my Initial visit?

The Initial visit with a Naturopathic doctor is an hour and a half to ensure adequate time for
a detailed case taking, discussion of lab results and health goals. An initial health
assessment is communicated, and some aspects of treatment initiated.
Follow-up appointments are half an hour to an hour where the treatment plan is expanded
as needed and progress is assessed.

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How does Naturopathic medicine compare with Conventional medicine?

The term Naturopathy was coined in the very early 1900’s in North America to describe all
forms of medicine that embraced health and disease from a Vitalistic and holistic
perspective. This was in response to the shift in focus of health care institutions at the time
on pharmaceutical and surgical approach until all medical institutions restricted their
curriculum to the pharmaceutical approach also known as Allopathic medicine. Both
approaches have merit and their own strengths and limitations.
The establishment of separately regulated and accredited Naturopathic medical schools
allows the public to be able to access other healing modalities from qualified practitioners.

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