Hello there! At the Menen Centre you are working with a team of (intelligent, talented, and humourous!) Health Care Practitioners who love to work in conjunction with other health care professionals (Medical Doctors, Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Social Workers, Massage Therapists, Psychologists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and the list goes on...!) to provide for the best possible health care for all of our patients. In this website we will help you understand what Complementary/Naturopathic Medicine is all about and the many ways it may benefit your life. We will offer our opinions/suggestions for anyone who is interested in health and wellness. Whether you have a medical diagnosis or whether you are experiencing one of the common symptoms that precede a diagnosis (e.g. fatigue), you are likely to learn some useful information here. So--what are you waiting for? Come on in and enjoy the website!!! Feel free to e-mail us with any questions you might have at: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message in our guestbook to share your positive experiences with us!
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Visit our "About Your Practitioners" page to learn more information about each of our Health Care Practitioners. Our Office Hours Are As Follows: In Freelton: at 33 Weneil Drive Dr. Menen, BSc, ND and Dr. Appelmann, BSc, ND are available on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm by appointment only. For enquiries or to book an appointment e-mail email@example.com call (905)827-7696
In Toronto: at 738 Spadina Avenue, Suite 200 Dr. Menen and Dr. Appelmann are available on Thursdays: 2pm - 8pm To contact or book with Dr. Menen and Dr. Appelmann please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call 416-920-8975. Polina Kapoustina, Naturopathic Doctoris available on Mondays, Tuesdays and WednesdaysTo contact Polina please email email@example.com call 647-846-7685
All Treatment/Visits by Appointment Only; email communication with all practitioners available throughout entire week. (No Walk-In Visits/Appointments)
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
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This is the term used to describe various forms of treatment that are aimed at allowing a person's body to heal itself and to either restore or maintain good health. Naturopathic Medicine was known as "Alternative Medicine" for quite a while since it was thought that this medicine was an "alternative" to conventional medicine or drugs. It is now understood that Naturopathic Doctors are better seen as "complementary" to conventional medicine. So now it is politically correct to refer to this medicine as "Complementary Medicine." At the Menen Centre, we feel strongly that neither types of medicine can treat every condition alone, and can work wonderfully in conjunction with one another. Naturopathic Doctors in Toronto are licensed to practice seven different treatment modalities and are trained in each of these areas for four years (after undergraduate work). These modalities are:
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Massage and/or Spinal Manipulation
Different Naturopathic Doctors will specialize in different modalities. We focus most on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture which you can read more about on the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) page.
Before choosing a Naturopathic Doctor to work with, always consider the practitioner's educational background. In Canada, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is presently the only College that licenses Naturopathic Doctors. Other Colleges in Canada may have programs that are very good, but the practitioners are not actually legally licensed to practice--which means they hold little legal responsibility if anything goes wrong with a patient. This is not to say practitioners from other Colleges are not good--it's just good for patients to know some of the legal implications of their choices!
We hope this information has been useful!
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