"Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counselling and health promotion and disease prevention." Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Pre-Conception and Fertility
Preconception: Naturopathic medicine helps families establish optimal health prior to conception to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Whether you are planning to conceive naturally or are using assisted reproductive technologies, naturopathic care can improve rates of a healthy full term pregnancy by balancing hormones, creating an optimal environment for pregnancy, and improving male factor fertility.
Tracking Fertility: Our Naturopathic team teaches all of our patients how to properly track and understand their fertility signs. Each patient receives a customized plan to address their barriers to healthy conception including stress management, detoxification, dietary modifications and herbal and supplemental therapies to balance hormones and improve fertility. Acupuncture is another valuable tool that improves conception rates by up to 65%.
Common fertility conditions treated: natural family planning, PCOS, IVF/IUI support, egg quality, endometriosis, fibroids, decreased sperm parameters (motility, count and morphology), luteal phase defects, thin lining, recurrent miscarriage, autoimmune conditions and more.
Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum
Healthy Pregnancy: Naturopathic medicine helps women nourish a healthy pregnancy and baby. Using gentle and safe therapies, common concerns such as heartburn, nausea, leg cramps and fatigue can be effectively managed. With healthy diet and lifestyle guidance, women can reduce the likelihood of complications such as excess weight gain, gestational diabetes, Group B Strep, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia. Clients also learn which supplements are most effective and what steps to take to reduce rates of familial diseases, autism, allergies and eczema in their newborns.
Birth: Our Naturopathy team help families navigate through decision-making regarding labour, and birth, support clients with strategies such as acupuncture for optimal baby positioning and to bring on labour without induction, and reduce the rate of medical interventions including forceps, vacuum and Cesarean birth.
Postpartum: In the postpartum period, Naturopathic medicine is a powerful tool to speed recovery from Cesarean or vaginal birth and help new families thrive. Naturopathy can assist with increasing energy levels, improving milk supply, feelings of being supported and reduce post-partum depression and anxiety.
Infants and Children
By taking a preventative, wellness-based approach to your child’s care, naturopathy helps families get started on the right foot. Our team conducts growth and development check-ups, focusing on education around timely issues and milestones such as food introduction, and building the immune system for daycare and school. Naturopathic medicine also offers effective strategies to treat common childhood concerns including gas and colic, digestive upset, ear infections, eczema, teething, ADHD, and more.
Naturopathic care is designed to help each member of your family feel optimally well. Our team seeks to identify and treat the root cause of illness and look at the body as a whole system functioning together, rather than a set of symptoms. By using the body’s own ability to heal and effective, natural therapies, naturopathic medicine can help you feel optimal today and prevent disease tomorrow.
Treatment options include: clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine & acupuncture, B12 injections, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine. Common Conditions Treated: Digestive issues, Dermatology, Stress Management & Fatigue, Hormonal Health, Weight Management, MSK Pain, and more.
The WOMB provides:
Specialized Lab Testing
IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
Salivary Hormone Testing
Adrenal Function Testing
INITIAL CONSULTATION: $170 (1 hour)
FOLLOW UP: $85 (30 minutes)
The WOMB’s naturopathic medicine team offers acupuncture treatments as part of their comprehensive approach to health care.
Acupuncture is a gentle and effective therapy to support health and balance. It can be used for a variety of concerns such as pain, sleep, stress, anxiety, digestive concerns, fertility, pregnancy, labour induction and more. Generally quite painless and relaxing, small needles are inserted along energy meridians to stimulate balance and improve function.
For fertility, acupuncture can regulate the menstrual cycle, thicken the uterine lining and support implantation. For those going through assisted reproductive therapies such as IUI or IVF, it has been proven to increase success rates and pregnancy rates.
For pregnancy, many common concerns such as nausea, sciatic or pelvic pain, swelling, and insomnia can be alleviated with a few acupuncture sessions. It is also a great option in the final weeks of pregnancy to prepare the body for labour to reduce the need for medical induction or interventions such as epidural, forceps, vaccum or emergency Caesarean births. See Dr. Amy's blog here.
Dr. Amy in Milton also offers anti-aging facial rejuvenation acupuncture therapy. This is designed to protect the skin, lift and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin hydration and texture.
Our Milton location currently offers community acupuncture sessions, which is offered to existing naturopathy patients only. Treatments are done in a relaxing group setting at a reduced rate.
Note for Insurance purposes: acupuncture services are billed under naturopathic medicine.