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WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care with a pro-active approach that combines cutting edge natural medical therapies with thousands of years of traditional medicine and serves to target the root cause of disease and strengthen the self-healing process.
WE EVALUATE YOUR EVERYTHING
Naturopathic Doctor's see their patients as a whole person and consider the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan. By assessing risk factors and understanding patient circumstances, it is my goal to treat and ultimately prevent illness to help you achieve optimal health regardless of age or medical history.
WE BELIEVE IN TEACHING YOU
As a practitioner, I truly appreciate the time I spend with my patients getting to know them as people rather than a disease. It is of the utmost importance to me to take the time in appointments to explain the "how" and the "why" of any recommendations regarding both conventional and alternative treatment options. Furthermore, I aspire to teach each patient the knowledge and understanding of how to heal themselves, regardless of age or medical history to prevent illness and help achieve their optimal health.
I believe visits to the doctor should not be anxiety provoking for children, nor should they make parents and adults feel vulnerable or confused. I am passionate to developing open and transparent dialogue with my patients to ensure expectations are exceeded and instill confidence in parents to navigate the many health care decisions for their children.
A Naturopathic Doctor has a number of tools in their medical toolbox from which are chosen on an individual basis based on presenting concerns. These therapies are commonly used in conjunction with each other as well as with conventional medical treatments.
Botanical Medicine: uses phytochemical components of plants to create herbal preparations that have very beneficial effects in treating ailments. By using the whole plant rather than isolated chemicals found in pharmaceuticals, there are far few potential side effects with a comparable benefit.
Homeopathic Medicine: remedies are selected to restore health based on how a disease is specifically manifesting within a person’s body. It is nontoxic and may be applied in both acute and chronic conditions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine acknowledges the influence one body system may have on another, rather than examining them in isolation. Using acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle changes, the dynamic balance of these systems can be restored.
Nutritional Medicine: Food is medicine! We are what we eat - focusing on optimizing nutrition and the dramatic influence food can have in treating ailments from a molecular level!
Orthomolecular Medicine: Also know as Nutritional Supplements. Vitamin and minerals are integral to achieving health, more specifically at therapeutic doses to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Lifestyle Medicine: This may involve exercise, meditation, mindfulness, emotional health and counselling, lifestyle choices, environmental medicine, etc.
LAB TESTING & PHYSICAL EXAMS
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to diagnose illness and perform routine physical exams on all patients. Lab testing will be conducted if indicated to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment plans. Specialized naturopathic medical testing may also be recommended (including saliva cortisol, hormone panel, organic acid testing, genetic testing, etc).
As a primary care provider, I welcome any and all patients. If a concern is not seen on the list below, please contact the clinic to see if Dr. McLaird can help.
Common conditions treated are:
• Cardiovascular Conditions
• Depression & Anxiety
• Dermatology (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
• Fatigue (brain fog, mental exhaustion and burnout)
• Gastro-Intestinal Conditions (constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Crohn’s , ulcerative colitis)
• Healthy Weight Loss/Weight Gain
• Insomnia and Sleep Troubles
• Menstrual & Hormonal Conditions (irregular periods, endometriosis, menopause)
• Migraines & Headaches
• Libido and Sexual Health
• Pain Management
• Thyroid Health
• Prenatal Care and Postnatal Care
Common Pediatric Conditions Treated:
• Pink Eye
• Bed Wetting
• Stress and Mood Imbalance
• Food Introduction
• Cold and Flu
• Diaper Rash
• Digestive Conditions
• Smoking Cessation
• Anger Management and Temper Tantrums
• Body Image, Birth Control Education
• Ear Infections and Aches
• Nutrition, Lifestyle and Exercise Counselling
300 Rossland Road E, Suite 301, Ajax, ON L1Z 0M1 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • 905-683-4440 • Fax 905-683-3303
Located within the medical building on the N.E. corner of Salem and Rossland Rd.