Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine KWHC downtown Kitchener

Dr. Erika Holenski, B.Sc, N.D.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of health care. It blends ancient healing wisdom with contemporary knowledge based on science and research. Naturopathic Doctors diagnosis, treat and prevent disease using natural, non-invasive drugless methods. Naturopathic doctors focus on treating the cause of illness and optimize health through individualized patient care.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

These guiding principles act as the doctors guiding foundation.

  • Primum non nocere: first do no harm
  • Vis medicatrix naturae: respect and promote the healing power of nature
  • Tolle causum: treat the cause of illness
  • Docere: doctor as teacher; educate and empower patients to better health
  • Treat the whole person: each person has factors affecting their physical and emotional health
  • Health promotion is the best prevention: teach healthy living tools to optimize state of health

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Treatment Modalities

Naturopathic doctors utilize a variety of treatment modalities to help patients according to their individual needs.

  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: use of acupuncture, and Chinese herbal formulas
  • Botanical Medicine: use of whole plants, creams, teas and tinctures as medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition: use of dietary counselling and nutritional supplements
  • Homeopathy and Homotoxicology: use of small doses of medicinal substances to stimulate the vital force to heal the body
  • Lifestyle Counselling: through education and guidance, naturopathic doctors will help you make everyday choices to improve your well-being and reduce stress levels
  • Biological medicine: use of sanum remedies to strengthen the body’s biological terrain
    PSE ®: clear energy blockages to ensure smooth flow of energy through the body
  • Biopuncture: use of homeopathic remedies delivered to the place of pain or organ of malfunction to clear inflammation and restore proper functioning. See ourblog postto read more of this cutting edge therapy
  • Healthy&Active Practitioner: using the results from laboratory testing a dietary regime is created just for you. The goal of the regime is to optimize your metabolism to decrease systemic inflammation and restore blood sugar and insulin levels to proper balance. As a result weight loss occurs. Visit to see more

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Treated Conditions

This medicine effectively treats many health conditions and concerns.

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