Naturopathic medicine seeks to identify and treat the root cause of illness and see your body as a whole system functioning together, rather than a set of symptoms. By using your body’s own ability to heal and effective, natural therapies, naturopathic medicine can help you feel optimal today and prevent disease tomorrow. Treatment options include: clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, traditional Chinese Medicine & acupuncture, B12 injections, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine.
Pre-Conception and Fertility
Whether you are planning to conceive naturally or are using assisted reproductive technologies, naturopathic medicine can improve your chances of a healthy full-term pregnancy by balancing your hormones, creating an optimal environment for pregnancy, and improving male factor fertility. Using a customized plan, your naturopathic doctor will help you address barriers to fertility including stress management, detoxification, dietary modifications and herbal and supplemental therapies. Acupuncture is another valuable tool that improves conception rates by up to 65%.
Common fertility conditions treated: natural family planning, PCOS, IVF/IUI support, egg quality, endometriosis, fibroids, decreased sperm parameters (motility, count and morphology), luteal phase defects, thin lining, recurrent miscarriage, autoimmune conditions and more.
Pregnancy and Birth
Healthy Pregnancy: Naturopathic medicine will help you nourish a healthy pregnancy and baby. Using gentle and safe therapies, common concerns such as heartburn, nausea, leg cramps and fatigue can be effectively managed. With healthy diet and lifestyle guidance, you can reduce the likelihood of complications such as excess weight gain, gestational diabetes, Group B Strep, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia. You will also learn which supplements are most effective and what steps to take to reduce the rates of familial diseases, autism, allergies and eczema in your newborn
Birth: You will learn how to navigate through your decision-making regarding labour, and birth, be supported with strategies such as acupuncture for optimal baby positioning, to bring on labour without induction, and reduce the rate of medical interventions including forceps, vacuum and Caesarean birth.
Postpartum: In the postpartum period, using naturopathic medicine is a powerful tool to speed your recovery from a caesarean or vaginal birth and help your new family thrive. With naturopathy you will experience increasing energy levels, improving milk supply, feelings of being supported and reduced risk of postpartum depression and anxiety.
Infants and Children
By taking a preventative, wellness-based approach to your child’s care, naturopathic medicine will help your family get started on the right foot. Your child will have their growth and development charted in check-ups, you will have discussions focused on education around timely issues and milestones such as food introduction and building their immune system for daycare and school. Naturopathic medicine also offers you effective strategies to treat common childhood concerns including gas and colic, digestive upset, ear infections, eczema, teething, ADHD, and more.
The WOMB’s Naturopathic Doctors treat your whole family. Common Conditions Treated: digestive issues, dermatology, stress management & fatigue, hormonal health, weight management, muscle and joint pain, and more.
The WOMB also provides:
- Specialized Lab Testing
- IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
- Salivary Hormone Testing
- Adrenal Function Testing