Naturopathic Doctor – Dr Jennifer Matthews, ND

Naturopathic Medicine

At Kamloops Integrated Wellness, we take a holistic approach to health encouraging our patients to address their well-being from every angle to achieve the best possible results.  To further this endeavour, we are pleased to include naturopathic medicine in our practice to help our clientele to reach their goals and promote natural healing.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A doctor of Naturopathic medicine is a graduate of one of the 6 accredited postgraduate Naturopathic medical schools in North America. This lengthy process involves the integration of modern science with a focus on natural wellness. Naturopathic doctors recognize the ability of one’s body to heal itself, and as such, work on helping patients to live healthy lifestyles, address current health concerns, and develop preventative strategies for long term care.

Naturopathic Doctors provide pediatric care, family medicine, and elder care. We believe that Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive tool to care for people of all ages. We can effectively treat many common health concerns, as well as help our patients to build physical and mental wellbeing.

 

What We Do

As your Kamloops Naturopathic Doctor, we will discuss any current health concerns, review your health history, complete any necessary physical exams, and order relevant laboratory testing. Once having gathered all the information needed, we will explain to you what is happening in your body and why while creating a treatment plan that is specific to you as an individual. Understanding your body is the key to success of any treatment plan which is why at the end of your visit you should know why we made our recommendations, what results you should expect, how long it should take, and what next steps may be needed to achieve your health goals.

We Offer:

Counselling – Lifestyle and Emotional
Understanding how the body is supposed to function allows the individual to provide the body with the tools and environment in which it functions optimally. Being that mental function and physical function are directly related, addressing emotional concerns not only increases an individual’s sense of wellbeing but also optimizes physical function.

Nutrition Assessment
With information from symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory results, Naturopathic Doctors provide information and make recommendations about nutrition using both diet and nutritional supplements.

Botanical Medicine
Plant based medicines can have both a nutritional and physiological effect on the body and can be used to address many common health concerns.

Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that has been used for hundreds of years by working on an energetic level to shift the body out of unhealthy patterns that it has fallen into.

Physical Medicine
Hydrotherapy uses water to increase circulation, promote drainage of inflammation, and detox local tissues to increase function and decrease pain.

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy relaxes muscles and improves physical function in the body while also regulating and rebalancing the nervous system.

Conventional and Alternative Lab Testing
As Kamloops Naturopathic doctors, we can order all conventional laboratory tests. We also have access to a wide variety alternative testing as well.  This allows us to get a more comprehensive look at your overall health and then create a more effective treatment plan specific to you as an individual.

What Will Your First Visit Be Like?

As Naturopathic doctors, we take a little longer than your conventional physician.  You can expect your first appointment to last a full hour.  In that hour, we will gather information about your current health concerns, review your health history, and perform any relevant physical exams. We will then explain what is happening in the body and recommend any necessary laboratory work as well as make recommendation to start addressing your health concerns. You should be able to walk away from your first appointment fully understanding the treatment plan and feeling like it is the right way to address your health concerns.

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