What is Naturopathic Medicine?

We hear about the wonders that Naturopathic Doctors have done for them (your friends, a family member, a neighbor or an acquaintance) but perhaps you are still left wondering – what exactly do they do and could a Naturopath be right for you? 

Naturopathic medicine is not new. In fact, it can be traced back to over 2400 years when the Greek physician Hippocrates theorized that pivotal concept “the healing power of nature”. 

By the 1920s, Naturopathic practices were well established in Canada and it wasn’t until after World War 2 that the more traditional natural healing practices sadly lost ground in North America – due mostly to the growth of the pharmaceutical industry and the rise in antibiotic prescriptions.  

What do Naturopathic Doctors Do?

Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. Like medical doctors, they can both diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness; they differ in their methods.

Unlike medical doctors, however, they work to prevent, restore and establish optimal health. The do this through supporting the inherent self-healing process that we all have – the body wants to be in a state of wellness.  

In other words, instead of just suppressing and treating symptoms (let’s say with medicine or surgery) a Naturopathic Doctor works to identify the ROOT CAUSE of the problem and develops a highly customized, multi-faceted treatment plan.

Meet Dr Yasmin

Dr. Yasmin Snippe graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and began her practice immediately after.  2 years later, fueled by her desire to expand on her clinical knowledge, she attended Trent University and also became a Registered Nurse. She worked for another 10 years in hospitals gaining experience in the emergency department,  ICU and labor and delivery wards. 

What Makes her So Unique?

The experience that Dr. Yasmin has gained (during the last 14 years) from working in her own busy Naturopathic practices, as a Registered Nurse and eventually from teaching nursing students at the University level, speaks volumes about her exceptional well-rounded knowledge and her experience as a health care provider. 

With her extensive formal education and real-life experience (in both Naturopathic and Medical realms), Dr. Yasmin truly offers a unique and all-encompassing approach to Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Yasmin is as kind as she is professional and can offer you a variety of natural treatments and diagnostic methods including: homeopathic remedies, natural supplements, herbal treatments, bloodwork (testing and review), physical exams and acupuncture.  

Her manner is warm, friendly and encouraging as she genuinely cares about the well-being of each and every one of her clients.

Book with Dr. Yasmin Today

If you are frustrated from going from doctor to doctor, or if you are ready to uncover the root causes of your symptoms and work towards returning your body back to optimal health, Dr Yasmin can help you with achieving your health and wellness goals.  

To learn more, visit Dr. Yasmin’s Page where you can book online or call us at 519-622-0770. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and assist you with booking an appointment to meet your needs.

Tanya Church, BA, HON, RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist