Naturopathic Medicine is a health care system that focuses on determining and treating the root cause of illness in an effort to heal the body fully. It is rooted in centuries of healing traditions, and is validated by emerging scientific research. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to provide individualized health care for a wide array of conditions, and work collaboratively with conventional healthcare providers to ensure that the patient's health is optimized.
Naturopathic Doctors have a minimum of 8 years of postsecondary education, including training at an accredited naturopathic medical institution after achieving a university degree. This education is highly rigorous and involves the successful completion of licensing and board certification examinations. Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario are registered with the Ontario and Canadian Associations Of Naturopathic Doctors and regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Weight Loss/Weight Gain
Fertility (Male & Female)
High Blood Pressure
Respiratory and Ear Infections
Allergies and Skin Conditions
Digestive Problems and Food Sensitivities
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
At CCH, our Naturopathic Doctors work collaboratively with other members of the team to help optimize patient health. Patients may be co-managed by our Medical Consultant for a conventional medical assessment and therapy or our Functional Medical Doctor for comprehensive laboratory testing and treatments that fall outside of the Naturopathic Doctor’s scope of practice. Collaborative visits may also be structured with Chiropractic Medicine for co-management of neuro-musculoskeletal concerns and chronic pain, with Psychotherapy for mental/emotional/psychological support, with Nutrition Services for comprehensive nutritional counseling and meal planning, or with Massage Therapy for its physical and mental-emotional benefits to health. Collaborative care emphasizes that patients are at the centre of their health journey, and is an approach to medicine that is prioritized at CCH.
Naturopathic Medicine is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces. Almost 1 million patients in Ontario rely on Naturopathic Medicine every year to help them live healthy lives. Most extended healthcare plans will cover the fees of seeing a Naturopathic Doctor.