F.A.Q.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a unique form of healthcare which uses non-invasive therapies to promote wellness.  A Naturopathic Doctor uses nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling to help individuals reach optimal health.

What can be treated with Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathy can be used to treat various health issues from acne, infertility, menopause, arthritis, migraines, PCOS, depression, anxiety etc.

How much education does a Naturopathic Doctor have?

Naturopathic Doctors must first complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution including all the pre-requisites normally required to attend regular medical school.  If accepted into the program, they must then complete an intensive 4 year medical program including a 1 year internship in a naturopathic clinic under the supervision of a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.

Are Naturopathic Doctors covered by OHIP?

Naturopathic medicine is not covered by OHIP however it is covered by almost all extended health benefit plans.

What are the costs to see a Naturopathic Doctor?

The average cost for an initial visit which usually lasts 90 minutes is between 120-160$.  Follow-up visits are usually between 55-75$ and lasts between 30-45 minutes.

Can Naturopathic Doctors prescribe medication?

Prescription rights vary according to province and state.  In Canada, Naturopathic Doctors in British Columbia currently have prescription rights.  Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario are undergoing the legislation requirements in order to have prescription rights by 2013.

What is the difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopathic Doctor?

A Homeopathic Doctor gets training in homeopathy only.  Naturopathic Doctors get training in homeopathy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, physical medicine as well as the basic medical practices such as pharmacology, differential diagnosis, anatomy, physiology, pathology, laboratory diagnosis, primary care etc.

Why are your rates lower than other Naturopathic Doctors in Ottawa?

We believe that naturopathic medicine should be affordable for everyone!

Do you sell supplements?

We only sell supplements which aren’t readily available at local health stores.  We have an online store for patient convenience.

Can harm be done with Reiki?

Everything about Reiki is positive.  No harm can be done.

What happens during a Reiki session?

After a short history intake.  You will lie on a table fully clothed with your eyes closed while relaxing music plays in the background.  Once having reached a comfortable position, the reiki practitioner will either put their hands above you or lightly touch you depending on your preference.  The private areas are worked on 4-6” above the body. There is no manipulation of the skin or tissue anywhere on the body.  (Reiki is not a massage).

What happens during a Reiki-Acupuncture session?

Our resident Naturopathic Doctor will sit with you and take your case.  You will then lay down on a table and acupuncture needles will be inserted as specific areas depending on your individual case.  Once the needles are in, Steven will perform reiki (without touch) over the needles and your chakras.  After 45 min, the Naturopathic Doctor will remove the needles.

What can be treated with Reiki?

Reiki can be beneficial for any condition whether it’s stress, stomach pains, arthritis, headaches, migraines, fertility issues, anxiety, depression etc.

Why are your rates lower than other Reiki practitioners?

We believe that Reiki should be affordable for everyone!