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Naturopathic Medicine:  The Art and Science of Natural Healing

 










 



 


Welcome to the Muskoka Naturopathic Family Practice.  

My name is Howard Owens. I am a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and I've practiced in downtown Bracebridge, Ontario since Fall 2002.

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) employ a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. The primary goal of treatment is to address the cause of disease. The patient is seen as a whole person and the ND takes into account  the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions when diagnosing and developing treatment.  NDs focus on prevention and working with nature and the body�s ability to heal itself.

Please peruse our site, and we hope that you will obtain a better understanding about how we work, not only with you but, as needed, in tandem with your existing MD.


What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach to treating illness and preventing disease. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles:

1) First do no harm � Naturopaths try to approach illness in the least invasive ways possible, using the most natural medicines they can.

2) To work with the healing powers of nature and the body, focusing on boosting the body�s ability to heal itself.

3) Treat the cause, not merely the symptoms, of disease.

4) Treat the whole person and not their separate parts.  Naturopaths believe that in order to truly heal, the entire person must be taken into consideration and cared for.

5) Doctor as teacher � Naturopaths are taught not only to heal but also to teach patients how to heal and help themselves.

6) Prevention is the best treatment�naturopathic medicine includes a variety of techniques to prevent disease even the total absence of any symptoms or abnormal lab results.


Please Contact Us

We would be pleased to meet with you in our offices to discuss your personal needs in full, confidential detail.  We know that we can offer effective and  lasting solutions.

You can also e-mail any questions or comments that you may have.

We are also available to meet with interested groups, free of charge, to discuss Naturopathic Medicine.

Telephone                                                                Fax
   
     705-645-9047                                                        705-645-6807
Postal address
   
   93 Kimberly Avenue
      Bracebridge, ON    P1L 1Z8
Electronic mail
   
     General Information or Questions:  drhowie@muskokand.com

 


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