Naturopathic Doctor


The Advantages and Core Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine is based on core principles which emphasize the healing power of nature, prevention of disease, and treatment of the whole person. Education is a significant part of the canon, which views the practitioner as teacher. Naturopathic medicine treats the cause of any issue directly instead of addressing the symptoms alone and is individually focused.

Please read further for more information on the many benefits of using nature and science together to live a more full and optimal life.

Health through Nature
Naturopathic medicine supports optimal health gained from an understanding of the extraordinary ability of the body to heal itself through the power of nature. It promotes healing at the source of the issue though a wide variety of proven methods and techniques all using natural, non pharmaceutical products.

Disease Prevention
The prevention of disease is a core principle of naturopathic medicine. We work closely with our patients to determine the underlying factors which may lead to disease. We then create individualized treatment plans to address each factor at its root, ensuring all issues are confronted in the most proactive way, without further negatively affecting the patient.


Treatment for the Individual
Unlike traditional forms of healthcare which take a more generalized approach, naturopathic treatments are extremely specialized. Each patient is viewed as an individual and their treatment plan is created uniquely for them. Patients are educated and taught to make better lifestyle decisions aimed at preventing future issues and follow plans to accelerate their body’s own natural healing power.

Naturopaths Combined with other Healthcare Practitioners
Naturopathic doctors often work with conventional medical doctors, registered massage therapists, pharmacists, registered nurses and other health care practitioners to provide the most comprehensive care possible. Dr. John Hawrylak works closely with a variety of medical professionals and often refers patients based on their unique situation and needs.

Natural Treatments- Effective and Safe
Natural treatments that do not harm the body are the basis of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic doctors concentrate on understanding the individualized needs of each patient in order to stimulate the body’s own healing abilities and use natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments to promote optimum health. The treatments are unique, safe, and effective and derived from nature without the likelihood of harsh side effects.

Affordability
Naturopathic medicines and treatments are frequently much more affordable than their pharmaceutical counterparts. The preventative measures that are the basis of naturopathic medicine also often eliminate the need for expensive drugs and treatments in the future.

Research and Historical Evidence
The core principles and guiding values of naturopathic medicine have been used for centuries. There is an amazing amount of research that has validated the wonders of this type of medicine. Many of the treatments and medicines are rooted deeply in history and have been effectively utilized for centuries.
Empirical evidence supports naturopathic medicine and new research and scientific findings continue to highlight the benefits and importance of this growing healthcare initiative.

For further information on the scientific background of naturopathic medicine, please visit:
www.oand.org
www.cand.ca
www.apnd.org