Hello there! At the Menen Centre you are working with a (intelligent, talented, and humourous!) Naturopathic Doctor who loves 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 patients. In this website I will help you understand what Complementary/Naturopathic Medicine is all about and the many ways it may benefit your life. I will offer 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 me with any questions you might have at: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message in my guestbook to share your positive experiences with me!
Office Hours Are As Follows: In Oakville: Wednesdays and Fridays 10am - 5pm and Saturdays/Sundays 10am - 4pm by appointment only. For enquiries or to book an appointment e-mail email@example.com call (416)920-8975
In Toronto: on Thursdays from 11am - 6pmat 738 Spadina Avenue, Suite 200by appointment only.For enquiries or to book an appointment firstname.lastname@example.org call 416-920-8975.
All Treatment/Visits by Appointment Only; text/phone/email communication available throughout entire week. (No Walk-In Visits/Appointments)
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
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, I 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. I focus most on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture which you can read more about on the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) page. I also have a stong focus on the effects of mental-emotional health on current symptoms or illness and empowering my patients through counseling/discussion during visits.
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 one of the only Collegea 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!
I hope this information has been useful!
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