naturopathic services

Dr. Ling's Services

nutritional and lifestyle medicine

Making your everyday habits work for your health. Good food, good air, good sleep, good movement, and good thoughts!

Functional Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing, Digestive Panels, Hormone Testing, and conventional medical testing are made available to help you understand the body's stage of health.

Nutraceutical and Botanical Medicine

Herbs or supplements tailored to your needs, vetted for safety, efficacy, and research.

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for various concerns such as: pain, fertility, hormone balance, mental well-being, or to improve the effect of other therapies.

Cupping Therapy

Used for many purposes including: relaxation, pain management, athletic performance, and improving circulation and healing.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture

A gentle and natural way to stimulate collagen production, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and improve muscle tone and complexion.

other services

Integrative Weight Management Programs

Bioidentical Hormone Therapies

B12 SHOTS AND ORTHOMOLECULAR THERAPY

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the basics of

naturopathic medicine

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  • The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:

    1. Primum non nocere – First, Do No Harm
      Utilize the most effective, least invasive, and least toxic therapies to achieve wellness
    2. Vis medicatrix naturae – The Healing Power of Nature
      Recognize, respect, and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being
    3. Tolle causam – Identify and Treat the Root Causes
      Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause of the condition
    4. Docere – Doctor as Teacher
      Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health, encouraging self-responsibility for wellness
    5. Treat the Whole Person – View the body as an integrated whole in all its dimensions and influences – mind, body, and spirit
    6. Prevention – Focus on emphasizing and promoting the overall health, wellness, and disease prevention for the individual, the community, and the global community

    (Adapted from the Guide to Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Doctors – Canadian Naturopathic Association 05/1994 and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)

  • Naturopathic medicine is a licensed profession in North America, having regulated professional bodies in 6 provinces and 17 states (and growing!).

    Naturopathic medical students go through their undergraduate studies and fulfilling prerequisite courses in basic sciences before entering their postgraduate naturopathic medical program at an AANMC-accredited college. Here, our NDs-to-be are trained in basic and clinic sciences, diagnosis, disease prevention, wellness optimization, as well as the theory and application of naturopathic modalities. A sampling of our standardized course load:

    • biochemistry
    • human physiology and anatomy
    • macro and microbiology
    • immunology and human pathology
    • neuroscience
    • pharmacology
    • clinical nutrition
    • botanical medicine
    • homeopathic medicine
    • acupuncture and Chinese medicine
    • lifestyle counselling
    • massage therapy
    • hydrotherapy
    • physical medicine

    Here’s an article on how the N.D. program stacks up against other healthcare professional programs: What Everyone Ought to Know about Doctors.

    Students are conferred an N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor) degree upon graduation. Naturopathic medical graduates must pass the naturopathic physicians licensing examinations (NPLEX) as well as regional licensing requirements to be full-fledged, licensed and practicing naturopathic doctors.

     

    For more on naturopathic medicine in Canada, visit: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

     

    For more on naturopathic medicine in the United States, visit: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Learn more about how naturopathic medicine can benefit you or someone in your community.

Dr. Ling is an advocate for change in how society approaches healthcare. If you want to learn more or if we can connect you to a licensed naturopathic doctor, feel free to drop us a line!