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Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that combines traditional and natural forms of medicine with current scientific research to support and stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Rather than treating a collection of symptoms, NDs understand these symptoms as warning signs of underperforming body systems and address the underlying root causes to support the system as a whole.

What Treatment Modalities are Included?

Therapies included in the practice of Naturopathic Medicine at BioHeal Ottawa include Western and Eastern herbal medicine, functional nutrition, homoeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, as well as lifestyle counselling to support a preventive approach to health and wellness.

Naturopathic Doctors are Committed to Holistic, Individual Patient Care

Naturopathy is based on the understanding that each patient is unique, and an individual approach is needed to address the physical, environmental, lifestyle and emotional aspects of health. Looking at a full patient history alongside laboratory test results allows naturopathic doctors to find and address the unique root causes of symptoms using a variety of therapies.

A Holistic Approach to Wellness That Does Not Mask Symptoms

Whereas conventional medicine typically treats the symptoms of diagnosed, established disease using pharmaceutical therapies or surgery, a Naturopathic approach allows issues to be addressed earlier in their development and from a variety of angles. Our team treats all health concerns for all ages, helping to improve overall wellness and quality of life for those with mild to serious concerns. Your ND will work in collaboration with your MD where necessary to support your wellbeing and minimize side effects of surgery or medication used in conventional treatments.

Should You Visit a Naturopathic Doctor?

Nowadays, more people than ever are seeking out the support of a Naturopathic Doctor as recognition for the field of natural and preventive medicine increases. More research is emerging each month that supports the therapies we have always used, and interest in a more natural approach that puts the power in the hands of the patient is growing.

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MEET DR. MARIE MATHESON

Dr. Marie is a Naturopathic doctor and co-founder of BioHeal Ottawa which she opened, along with her husband, in 2019 – after 11 years as the senior ND at Hampton Wellness Clinic. Opening the BioHeal Ottawa clinic is a professional dream come true.

Grounded in general practice skills, Dr. Marie thinks of herself as somewhat of a health detective for chronic illnesses, specifically when it comes to figuring out the underlying causes of chronic illness. Within this field, she is particularly well known for her expertise in treating Lyme Disease.

Her willingness to freely share clinical pearls of wisdom among colleagues has led to her being a sought-after speaker at conferences. This, along with her professional reputation, lead to her being asked to be a recent author of a chapter within the Connie Strasheim’s ground-breaking book, New Paradigms in Lyme Disease.

It’s hard to improve on the Naturopathic refrain, “fix the terrain”, but this is the mission at the heart of Dr. Marie’s practice. She meets all her patients with the heartiest smile and an open mind.

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MEET DR. MARIE MATHESON

Dr. Marie is a Naturopathic doctor and co-founder of BioHeal Ottawa which she opened, along with her husband, in 2019 – after 11 years as the senior ND at Hampton Wellness Clinic. Opening the BioHeal Ottawa clinic is a professional dream come true.

Grounded in general practice skills, Dr. Marie thinks of herself as somewhat of a health detective for chronic illnesses, specifically when it comes to figuring out the underlying causes of chronic illness. Within this field, she is particularly well known for her expertise in treating Lyme Disease.

Her willingness to freely share clinical pearls of wisdom among colleagues has led to her being a sought-after speaker at conferences. This, along with her professional reputation, lead to her being asked to be a recent author of a chapter within the Connie Strasheim’s ground-breaking book, New Paradigms in Lyme Disease.

It’s hard to improve on the Naturopathic refrain, “fix the terrain”, but this is the mission at the heart of Dr. Marie’s practice. She meets all her patients with the heartiest smile and an open mind.

Learn More
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