New Roots Therapy offers Naturopathic Medical services, including acupuncture, with our team’s Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Lisa Smith. Naturopathic medicine can be beneficial for people of all ages and stages of health. Although Lisa enjoys seeing most health concerns, she focuses her practice in treating mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress), digestive health issues (constipation, diarrhea, IBS, gas, bloating, heartburn), and is currently offering services for individuals looking for help with quitting smoking.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a unique form of primary health care that blends current scientific evidence with the art of traditional medicines. It is based on providing individualized care for specific patient needs with an emphasis on prevention, treatment and optimizing health. A Naturopathic Doctor focuses on naturally occurring substances, minimally invasive methods, and the promotion of natural healing to address health concerns. In order to achieve sustainability of health goals, a Naturopathic Doctor’s approach is rooted in attempting to understand and address the origin of disease.
Naturopathic assessments, diagnoses and treatments draw from a number of modalities (therapies) and are tailored to the individual. Treatments may include acupuncture and Asian medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical (plant-based) medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical treatments, and lifestyle counselling.