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Naturopathic Medicine
What is Naturopathic medicine?
What is the difference between Naturopathy and homeopathy?
What do naturopathic doctors treat?
What type of education/training do Naturopathic Doctors receive?
Are Naturopathic Doctors regulated or licensed?
What can I expect during a visit?
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Is naturopathic medicine covered by OHIP? Insurance?
How can I pay?
How often do I need to visit?
Do Naturopathic Doctors work with Medical Doctors?


Chiropractic Medicine
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Is chiropractic manipulation a safe procedure?
What kind of education and training do chiropractors have?
Is chiropractic regulated in Canada?
Is chiropractic covered by OHIP?
What Is Active Release Technique?

Please visit the Canadian Chiropractic Website for a list of frequently asked questions about chiropractic.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that promotes health and healing using natural therapies. Naturopaths treat the whole person through individualized treatment while trying to identify the underlying cause of disease. Greenwood Wellness Clinic naturopaths will work with you to encourage healthy living and preventive medicine.

Treatments of Naturopathic Medicine include Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Physical Medicine, Asian Medicine and Acupuncture and Lifestyle Counseling.To learn more click here.
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What is the difference between Naturopathy and homeopathy?
Homeopathy is one treatment modality used by naturopaths along with botanical medicine, nutrition, Asian medicine, lifestyle counseling and physical medicine. A Naturopath is trained and regulated to perform all of these treatments. Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle that like cures like and is the sole treatment used by most homeopathic practitioners.
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What do naturopathic doctors treat?
Nearly all chronic and most acute conditions can be treated by Naturopaths. Once health has been improved the focus of naturopaths is on health maintenance and prevention of disease. Practitioners are also willing to work with other health care providers to offer optimal care for patients. Some of the most common conditions treated include:

Fatigue and insomnia
Skin conditions
Headaches
Digestive complaints
Arthritis
Heart disease and diabetes

Cancer

Menopausal concerns
Menstrual disorders and other women's conditions
Weight Management
Depression, anxiety and stress
Men's health
Cold's, flu's and infections
Allergies
ADD, ADHD

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What type of education/training do Naturopathic Doctors receive?
Naturopathic Doctors require a minimum 3 years of undergraduate university sciences before being accepted into one of five accredited naturopathic colleges in North America. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is currently Canada’s only accredited naturopathic college. The final year of the program is a clinical internship where students treat patients under the supervision of a registered Naturopathic Doctor. After the second and fourth year of the program students write Naturopathic Physician Licensing Exams (NPLEX), the first step in the regulation of naturopathic medicine.
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Are Naturopathic Doctors regulated or licensed?
The practice of naturopathic medicine in Ontario is regulated under the Drugless Practitioners Act by The Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N). The BDDT-N functions to ensure that naturopathic doctors are properly qualified to practice naturopathic medicine and that they follow the appropriate standards of practice. Successful candidates must attend an accredited school of naturopathic medicine and successfully pass all NPLEX examinations and Ontario provincial board exams before becoming a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. In addition, Naturopathic Doctors are required to meet continuing education requirements to maintain their license. Professional associations only grant membership to registered naturopathic doctors and may also be contacted to verify if a naturopath is licensed. Both naturopaths practicing at the Greenwood wellness clinic belong to both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
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What can I expect during a visit?
The first visit with a naturopathic doctor at Greenwood Wellness Clinic is typically around 1 hour, but depends on the specific concerns and type of analysis performed. A detailed health history is collected and a complaint oriented physical exam is performed in addition to any required laboratory testing before a personalized treatment plan is developed. Subsequent visits are typically between 1.5 to 2 hours in length.
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Is naturopathic medicine covered by OHIP? Insurance?
Naturopathic Services are not currently covered by OHIP. However, many extended healthcare plans cover naturopathic consultations (not typically supplements). Check with your workplace insurance company to see if you are covered. When you come for a visit, simply pay for the visit, and then submit the receipt to your insurance company for re-imbursement.
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How can I pay?
Greenwood Wellness Clinic accepts cash, cheque, visa or mastercard payments.
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How often do I need to visit?
The number of visits can vary significantly from patient to patient. Factors such as severity and duration of complaint play a role in the frequency and total number of visits needed.
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Do Naturopathic Doctors work with Medical Doctors?
Naturopathic Doctors often interact with medical doctors to ensure optimal care for a patient. After consent is given by a patient an ND and MD may exchange information on tests, diagnoses and treatments. This interaction can help to avoid repeated testing and interactions between treatments.
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Chiropractic Medicine

What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are experts trained in the neuromusculoskeletal system. They diagnose and treat disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors provide conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders including, but not limited to, back, neck and head pain (over 90 percent of conditions treated). They also advise patients on corrective exercises, lifestyle and nutrition.
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Is chiropractic manipulation a safe procedure?
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to common musculoskeletal conditions such as headache, and neck and back pain. As such, it is a low risk therapy. Complications arising from adjustment are rare.
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What kind of education and training do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors are educated as primary contact health care practitioners, with an emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Preparation for the practice of chiropractic is concentrated on three areas: basic training in the biological and health sciences, specialized training in the chiropractic discipline, and extensive clinical training. Becoming a chiropractor in Canada requires a minimum of 6 years of post-secondary education including no less than 4500 hours of classroom and clinical instruction at an institution approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada.
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Is chiropractic regulated in Canada?
Chiropractic is a self-regulating profession, and each provincial chiropractic regulatory body has the authority to grant a license to practice chiropractic. Provinces have a Chiropractic Act which establish a self-regulatory process which includes extensive testing for licensure. In all provinces, licensure requirements include a minimum of two years pre-professional university studies, graduation from an accredited chiropractic institution (4 or 5 years), and passing national and provincial board examinations.
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Is chiropractic covered by OHIP?
Chiropractic services are not currently covered by OHIP. All worker’s compensation boards and most employer and other third party insurance plans cover chiropractic services thereby making it affordable health care by most Canadians.
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What Is Active Release Technique?
The Chiropractor at Greenwood Wellness Clinic offers Active Release Technique (ART). Active Release Technique is a patented technique where the provider uses a hand contact to evaluate tissue texture, movement and tightness. The provider examination is focused on muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. When tissue integrity is altered a treatment consists of shortening a muscle, taking a specific contact in a direction dictated by the muscle fibers then elongating the tissue. This treatment is designed to break up any adhesions or scar tissue within a muscle and free any nerve entrapment, while providing a stretch through the involved tissue and promoting blood flow to the area
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