Healing Powers of Naturopathic Medicine
At AESM Dr. Neemez Kassam, Naturopathic Doctor offers a wide range of treatments and has special expertise in a variety of conditions such as:
- PMS, Dysmenorrhea, Menopause
- Allergies / Colds & Flu
- Musculoskeletal concerns
- Digestive concerns such as IBS, Crohn’s, Celiac’s
- Weight Management
- Headaches / Migraines
- Insomnia / Fatigue
- Skin conditions such as acne, eczema
- Addictions / Depression and anxiety
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and may be caused by lifestyle habits, diet, poor nutrition, or other causes. In addition to treatment of conditions, Naturopathic Medicine focuses on prevention of disease by enhancing optimal body function.
Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient and their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and naturopathic manipulation, a variety of laboratory tests are available including seasonal allergies, food sensitivities, saliva hormones, oxidative stress and standard blood testing may also be used during treatments.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.