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Naturopathic Doctors (ND) in BC receive a minimum of three years pre-medical training at university, and then complete four years of graduate training at an accredited naturopathic medical school.
Do Naturopathic Doctors work with Conventional Care Practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors, etc.?
Yes, treatment plans involving a team of health care practitioners are often the most successful. Our goal is to ensure that each of our patients experience the highest possible quality of health care.
No. Brio Integrative Health Centre is billed privately; however, please check your extended health care provider for Naturopathic Medicine and/or Acupuncture coverage.
Yes. Naturopathic Physicians at Brio Clinic have been registered in BC under health legislation since 1921, and became a self-regulating health profession in 1936.
Virtually every person will benefit from Naturopathic treatment. All kinds of conditions and illnesses are treated by Naturopathic Doctors, including acute; chronic conditions; autoimmune; pre-surgery preparation; post-surgery recovery; cancer; post-chemo/radiation detoxification; palliative care. Medical emergencies are referred to the local hospital.
Naturopathic Medicine can be just as suppressive as conventional medicine if the root cause of illness is not addressed. For example, taking St. Johns Wort for depression is likely no different than taking a prescription medication for depression. At Brio Clinic, we still prescribe supplements with the aim of simply managing symptoms. But we [...]
It is important to provide a detailed list of medications you are taking and dosages for your practitioner prior to your first visit. Your practitioner will then be able to provide remedies that are safe when taken in combination with prescription medications. Please note that throughout the durations of treatment at Brio, as the [...]