Naturopathic Treatment Philosophies
What are the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine?
Dr. Wong recognizes, acknowledges and respects each person’s individual healing process.
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic Doctors utilize methods and substances which aim to use the least force necessary to diagnose and treat you. Dr. Wong choses methods and substances based on the most effective evidence with the least amount of harmful side effects. They are also chosen to, when possible, avoid harmful suppression of your symptoms.
The Healing Power of Nature
Naturopathic Doctors believe in your body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Dr. Wong will work with you to restore this powerful ability by supporting your body, mind and emotional being in order to heal and prevent further disease from occurring.
Identify and Treat the Cause
Naturopathic Doctors work to determine and treat the underlying cause rather than only managing or suppressing the expression of symptoms. Underlying causes may include: dietary and lifestyle habits, life events, stressors, physiological or emotional imbalances. These factors all contribute to disease and Dr. Wong will work with you to remove obstacles to recovery.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic Doctors understand that each person and their health needs are unique. That is why Dr. Wong will carefully evaluate the relationships between your physical, mental, emotional, genetic, social and environmental factors in order to design an individualized treatment plan specifically for you.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic Doctors believe that only by developing an understanding of your health and illness, will you be truly empowered to take control of your own health. Dr. Wong will assist you in understanding all the factors that help you balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Naturopathic Doctors understand that health is not just an absence of disease. By applying all the principles above, Dr. Wong believes in a pro-active form of disease prevention and health promotion. She will emphasize a combination of healthy habits, minimizing risk factors and addressing susceptibility to disease to help you function each day at your optimal wellness.