Dr. Mark is an experienced Naturopathic Doctor with over 19 years in practice and 30,000 visits under his belt. He uses a combination of natural medicine and modern science to give you an individualized treatment plan and help you remedy your health.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct and integrated form of primary health care that allows the Naturopathic Doctor to work in conjunction with the patient to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent disease.
Naturopathic healing focuses on finding the underlying causes that result in the development of disease and promotes well-being using therapeutics that support and enhance a patient’s overall health. Dr. Mark uses a variety of treatment methods to do this.
Orthomolecular Medicine is a system of naturopathic treatment involving the use of substances natural to the body (vitamins, minerals etc.) to create optimum health, restore balance or treat deficiency. Orthomolecular Medicine has become very prevalent as the foods we eat have become increasingly deficient in nutrients.
Botanical Medicine is the use of plants or plant extracts for the naturopathic treatment of illness and disease. It is the oldest form of healthcare and incorporates knowledge of the historical uses of plants as well as modern pharmacological mechanisms.
Homeopathy is a system of addressing illness based on the administration of minute doses of chosen curative substances. Homeopathy is very safe and is an excellent choice for infants, children and patients who are on multiple prescriptions.
Dietary Counselling is a joint effort between the Naturopathic Doctor and patient that enables patients to reach informed decisions about their dietary health and nutritional status. It may involve guidance into food sensitivity, dietary treatment of illness or cleansing/detoxification.
Bowen Therapy is a system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that employs subtle movements over key areas of the body in order to release tension and restore balance. The technique has been described as a resetting of the muscle’s memory, which allows the muscles to return to a more natural and balanced state.
Counselling and Health Psychology
Counselling and Health Psychology are extremely important naturopathic tools in helping to explore and address the mental and emotional sides of health concerns because physical symptoms can present as a result of underlying mental and emotional factors.
Physical Medicine includes soft tissue work, spinal manipulations, orthopedic assessment and treatment, exercise prescription and hydrotherapy. Physical Medicine is an effective treatment for many health concerns, especially when combined with other forms of treatment.