What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine focuses on treating the root cause of your symptoms. We use various types of treatment to support the body’s natural healing ability, for both chronic and acute concerns, to bring our patients a place of health and wellness.
Naturopathic Doctors are highly-educated primary care providers who use lab testing, a thorough health history, and standard medical diagnostics. We then use evidence-based natural therapies to treat the underlying cause of your condition. Naturopathic treatments can be used on their own or together with conventional medicine. Our treatment plans are completely individualized to address your specific needs. We will treat you as a whole person, rather than as an isolated complaint.
Dr. Hilary Chambers ND primarily uses botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, nutrient injections, and lifestyle counseling. She selects treatments based on scientific evidence, efficacy and affordability. Dr. Chambers will tailor your treatment plan to work within your comfort zone and address all your treatment goals.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine (adapted from http://www.rsnc.ca/)
- First, to do no harm, by using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
- To treat the causes of disease, by identifying and removing the underlying causes of illness, rather than suppressing symptoms.
- To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, by sharing knowledge with patients and encouraging individual responsibility for health.
- To heal the whole person through individualized treatment, by understanding the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to illness, and customizing treatment protocols to the patient.
- To emphasize prevention, by partnering with the patient to assess risk factors and recommend appropriate naturopathic interventions to maintain health and prevent illness.
- To support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process.
As your Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Hilary Chambers is your health advocate. Her goal is to empower you to understand and take control of your own health, and to provide you with the tools to live a happy, balanced, and healthy life.