What is naturopathic medicine
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends evidence based medicine with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying root of disease or dysfunction. Naturopathic Doctors see symptoms of disease as warning signals of improper functioning of the organs and tissues of the body. Naturopathic Doctors also recognize that disease is a process rather than a distinct entity unto itself. Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care, and treatments can be used on their own or together with conventional medicine.
The guiding principles of naturopathic medicine include:
First do no harm
Engage the healing power of nature
Identify and treat the root cause of disease or dysfunction
Treat the whole person- body, mind, and soul
Doctor as teacher
Prevent disease and promote health
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) must first obtain a three or four year undergraduate degree including premedical sciences before applying to naturopathic medical school. They must then complete the 4-year naturopathic program at one of the seven accredited naturopathic colleges/universities in North America. Before a naturopathic graduate can practice medicine, they must also pass two sets of licensing exams that are standardized across North America and become licensed by the board that governs the jurisdiction in which they choose to practice.
Dr. Erin Wiebe, ND attended The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. During her clinical internship she was on the pediatric focus shift where her love for working with children and families blossomed. She is licensed to practice in Manitoba through the Manitoba Naturopathic Association.
Special Interests and Areas of Focus of Dr. Erin’s include but are not limited to:
Female hormonal imbalances (including PMS, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause)
Other women’s health concerns (breast and vaginal health, cardiovascular and bone health)
Male and Female fertility (issues conceiving and fertility optimization)
Perinatal care (from pre-conception to pregnancy to post-partum care)
Digestive issues (IBS, SIBO, candida overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease, food sensitivities)
Pediatric health (well-child check-ups, digestion, eczema, food sensitivities, mood and behavioural concerns, immune dysfunction)
Healthy nutrition and lifestyle for the whole family