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Our Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken, ND

Naturopathic Medicine for your Mind, Body and Spirit in Downtown Guelph

Dr. Katie Thomson Aitken

BAS, ND

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE OVER THE DRIVERS SEAT AND REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR LIFE YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Regardless of your current state of health, if you are feeling like there has got to be more to feeling well and living life - you are right. Whatever is going on in your health there are lifestyle choices you can make to change the path of your health future starting today.

 

 

Naturopathic Medicine Takes a Holistic Approach

Your visits will be customized to meet you where you are at in your own health journey, and will incorporate treatments as part of a holistic plan to help you meet all of your health goals. While each treatment plan is unique some of the tools I use in clinical practice are:

Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Medicine.

 

I KNOW IT CAN BE HARD TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.

Maybe you’ve been to doctors before who did not listen to you or take your concerns seriously. Perhaps you have had other health care professionals label you in ways you feel are untrue or unhelpful. Or maybe you are just finished with the one problem / one pill model of healthcare. Here is what I want you to know:

 

1. YOUR CAPACITY FOR WELLNESS EXISTS ENTIRELY INSIDE YOU

I’m going to be completely honest with you, at my core I’m a vitalist. I believe that healing comes not from what I do or say but from a place deep inside each of my patients. I practice naturopathic medicine because I believe deeply in the healing power of nature. Everything I use to support my patients health and wellbeing works not only because it impacts a certain biochemical pathway in the body (although it often does) but because it stimulates that individuals own capacity for wellness.

 

2. THERE IS NO SUCH THINGS AS A NON-COMPLIANT PATIENT

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t go back to see a coach, counsellor or doctor because you “didn’t do what they told you to?”  In my practice I hold the belief that there are no non-compliant patients just poor treatment plans. If you were unable to follow the recommendations I am always interested in WHY. Then we can work together to modify the plan into something you can successfully follow

 

3. YOUR EXPERIENCE INSIDE YOUR BODY IS INVALUABLE INFORMATION

Literally no one else knows what goes on inside your body like you do. I can have all of your blood work, run specialized testing, have you complete standardized inventories, and use my empathic and intuitive skills to understand your experience to the best of my ability but none of that gives me the insight that you have as someone inside your own body. While I certainly look at other factors to get to the root cause of your concerns, establish an appropriate treatment plan and to monitor progress, it never replaces my number one source of information, your experience.

 

Ready to uncover your true health potential?

 

 

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:


1. YOU BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

Come, meet me, see my office, and ask your questions about my education or training, naturopathic medicine in general, and (what most people focus on) questions about your health and how my approach may be able to help you. During this conversation we can decide if this a good fit and how to move forward.

 

2. YOU BOOK YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION

We find a time for you to come in and share your health history, and complete an initial assessment of the severity of your anxiety, your lifestyle, and what else is going on in your health and in your life that may be contributing to your concerns

 

3. WE COLLABORATIVELY CREATE A TREATMENT PLAN AND BOOK YOUR FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS.

This sets aside time just for you, to check in with your progress and receive treatment and support in achieving your health goals and creating the life you want.

 

 


Do you want to learn more about how our amazing Naturopathic Doctor can help you?

today and get started!


 

FAQ's:

Q: What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A: Naturopathic doctors are highly trained primary health care practitioners who endeavour to identify and remove obstacles to healing and facilitate and support the body's natural ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors use gentle, scientifically-based natural therapies including: Clinical Nutrition, Lifestyle Counselling, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture  (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and Physical Medicine. They work in partnership with other health care providers to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible. Naturopathic Medicine is a regulated health profession in Ontario. Please click for a detailed description of Naturopathic Training and Regulation.

 

Q: What is Naturopathic Medicine?

A: Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of care which integrates modern medical knowledge and traditional healing wisdom. It seeks to identify and treat the root cause of disharmony. Naturopathic medicine promotes healing on all levels of being – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each treatment is individualized to encompass the totality of the patient. Naturopathic doctors use natural therapies for the purpose of stimulating the innate healing power of the body to alleviate current symptoms, to prevent future “dis-ease”, and to maintain optimal health.

 

Q: What are the Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine?

A:  First Do No Harm; Teach the Principles of Healthy Living and Preventative Medicine; Address the Fundamental Causes of Disease; Heal the Whole Person through Individualized Treatment; Co-operate With the Healing Powers of Nature

 

Q: What Therapies Do Naturopathic Doctors Use?

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Lifestyle Counseling
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture
  • Physical Medicine

Q: What are some of the common Health concerns and symptoms treated by Naturopathic doctors?

  • Stress, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Colds and Flus
  • Ear, Sinus, Nose and Throat Infections
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Asthma, Allergies and Environmental Illnesses
  • High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes, Weight loss
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease
  • Bladder and Yeast infections
  • Prostate Enlargement, Erectile Dysfunction
  • Infertility, PMS, Menopause
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Cancer

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