The patient is then educated as to what is causing the imbalance and what is required
to bring them back to a state of health. The doctor will design a customized program
using lifestyle, supplements and visceral manipulation treatments.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Each individual is different; therefore the number of visits will vary. Many people
experience significant improvement within 3 to 6 sessions, while others may require
additional treatments. A plan will be developed based on your needs and how your
body responds to the treatment.
Typically, Visceral Manipulation therapy is done once a week for the first 6 weeks.
This program is designed to understand how your body is responding to the treatment
with the maximum benefit to the patient. The goal of Visceral Manipulation is to
increase mobility of the viscera that can be maintained for the rest of your life
with as few treatments as possible.
How Is A Naturopathic Doctor Trained?
Naturopathic doctors are registered and licensed health care professionals.
A Naturopathic doctor's training consists of a minimum three year science based
pre-medical program, followed by a four year doctorate degree from an accredited
Naturopathic Medical College.
Naturopathic doctors are required to complete 2 years of clinical experience and
then pass extensive board exams before being granted a license to practice. They
are regulated by a provincial and national association and are required to complete
continuing education hours yearly to ensure they remain current.
Naturopathic doctors are competent in evaluating standard medical blood work and
diagnostic tests and although they do not use pharmaceuticals in their practice,
they are trained in how pharmaceuticals function and what the side effects are.