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Dartmouth, NS
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Naturopathy

Providing Naturopathic Services in Halifax and Dartmouth, NS

Brightside Integrated Health offers our clients the opportunity to access naturopathic services with our on-site Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr. Robin Roeslen.

With a special interest in fatigue, women’s health and preventative medicine, she can provide you with support related to:
  • Cholesterol
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Children and teen health
  • Minimizing medication side effects
  • Adjunctive HIV support
  • Immune system support/colds & flues
  • Perimenopause / Menopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • PMS/Period pain

Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes the use of natural remedies to help the body heal itself. Naturopathic practitioners believe that the body has an innate ability to heal and maintain itself, and that illness occurs when this natural balance has been disrupted. Naturopathy seeks to restore balance, supporting the body’s natural healing processes by using a range of natural therapies and lifestyle interventions.

Naturopathic treatments may include a variety of approaches, such as: herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, homeopathy, physical therapies, and lifestyle modifications. The goal of these treatments is to address the root cause of the health problem, rather than just treating the surface symptoms.

Price List

  • Initial Naturopathic Assessment (1.5hr)- $210
  • 1 hr Naturopathic Follow Up Appointment -$180
  • 45min Naturopathic Follow Up Appointment -$140
  • 30min Naturopathic Follow Up Appointment – $110
  • 15min Naturopathic Follow Up Appointment – $55
  • Naturopathic Acupuncture (1hr) – $100
  • 15 min Introductory Meet and Greet – Free

Some of the key principles of naturopathy include:

  1. The Healing Power of Nature:
    Naturopaths believe that the body has the ability to heal itself, given the right conditions and support.
  2. Identifying and Treating the Root Cause:
    Naturopaths aim to identify and treat the underlying causes of health problems, rather than just treating the symptoms.
  3. Treating the Whole Person:
    Naturopaths consider the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person when developing a treatment plan.
  4. Prevention is Key:
    Naturopaths focus on preventative measures to maintain optimal health and prevent disease.
  5. Do No Harm: Naturopaths use therapies that are gentle, non-invasive, and minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
Naturopathy is a complementary approach to healthcare and is often used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. However, it’s important to note that naturopathy is not a replacement for conventional medicine and should not be used as a substitute for medical care in emergency situations.

If you are interested in exploring naturopathy as a treatment option, book an appointment with Dr. Robin – she can provide you with personalized guidance and support.

Naturopathy FAQs

Q: What is a naturopath?

A: Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness and develop personalized treatment plans to address them.

 

Q: Can a naturopath do blood tests?

A: No, In Nova Scotia a Naturopathic Doctor cannot send you for typical bloodwork. We do offer specialized testing (such as for food sensitivities) and can also refer you to a private lab for focused bloodwork.

 

Q: Can a naturopath help with: hormone balancing, menopause, fertility, thyroid issues?

A: Yes. These are all important aspects of women’s health that a naturopath can help you with.

 

Q: Can I consult a naturopath if I’m struggling with IBS?

A: Yes, this is an important aspect of a naturopath’s practice, as well as other digestive disorders such as acid reflux/GERD, ulcers, Crohns, colitis, heartburn, constipation and loose stool.

 

Q: Can a naturopath help with allergies or allergy testing?

A: Yes, Naturopaths can help with the symptoms of seasonal allergies and can test for food sensitivities – not allergies.

 

Q: Do naturopaths offer Chinese medicine/Eastern medicine/acupuncture?

A: Yes, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are an important aspect of a naturopath’s practice.

 

Q: Can a naturopath prescribe medicine/antibiotics?

A: No, in Nova Scotia a Naturopathic Doctor cannot prescribe pharmaceutical medications – that includes antibiotics.