Symptoms of disease are warning signs that your body is out of balance. These warnings are often ignored or suppressed, which drives your body into further disharmony.
Your body has the innate ability to heal itself given the proper nourishment and support. But no two people are alike. Consistent and individualized health care is the key to healing from within and optimal vitality.
Naturopathic Doctors merge Western medicine with the wisdom of Eastern traditional philosophy for stress reduction, eliminating chronic pain and increasing vitality today, and for years to come.
But not all Naturopaths are the same…
In North America, Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are licensed and board-certified medical practitioners providing primary care for sub-acute and chronic conditions. NDs emphasize preventative medicine and utilize individualized protocols for safe and effective natural treatments.
For more information on the difference between Naturopaths, Medical doctors and Naturopathic doctors, and to find a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in your area, click HERE.
The foundation of Naturopathic medicine is proudly built upon 6 principles that ensure patients receive responsible, safe and effective holistic medicine.
1. FIRST DO NO HARM
Use of methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
Use the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppressing of symptoms; and
Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual self-healing process
2. IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSES
In addition to alleviating acute and chronic symptoms of disease, NDs seek to identify and remove underlying causes of illness. Rather than merely eliminating or suppressing symptoms, this approach moves the body toward maintaining an optimal state of health.
3. DOCTOR AS TEACHER
NDs work collaboratively with patients by sharing knowledge and information to create a successful treatment plan. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for their own optimal health.
4. TREAT THE WHOLE PERSON
In addition to addressing specific complaints or symptoms, NDs look at the ‘whole picture’. The physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors contributing to the health of each individual patient are thoroughly considered.
5. EMPHASIZE PREVENTION
NDs emphasize prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease in each patient. Appropriate interventions can then be made in partnership with patients to prevent illness.
6. SUPPORT THE HEALING POWER OF THE BODY
The practice of Naturopathic Medicine recognizes an ordered and intelligent self-healing process that is inherent to every individual. NDs work to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate this natural self-healing process.
ABOUT DR. ALISON CHEN, ND
Hello my beautiful healthy people,
I’m Alison and I am a Canadian board-certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor from Toronto, Ontario. I believe invaluable health care integrates Western science with Traditional holistic energetic medicine to provide individualized safe and effective natural treatments.
In each visit, I utilize my clinical skills to assess and treat acute and constitutional imbalances. I emphasize education in each consultation, as knowledge is a key ingredient to empowering optimal and sustainable health. Together, we will create a comprehensive long-term strategy to support your true vitality.
The most effective protocol is the one that you enjoy and can stick to. I am committed to your health and happiness. Together, we can lift suffering from disease and facilitate health through healing.
Why is it that some people living with illnesses appear happier than ‘healthy’ individuals? Who is really suffering? I believe pain is a physical response while suffering is the psychological interpretation of the insult. A person can be in pain without suffering as much as their ‘healthy’ counterpart can be suffering without pain. Even if you have a clean medical record, I can provide education, preventative care and cognitive support for a lifetime of stress.
My goal is to have you feeling empowered, energized, unstoppable, and free from suffering.
I’d love to get to know you. Feel free to email me at info@DrAlisonChen.com. If you are living in Toronto, ON and would like to book an appointment with me please contact me here.
As a Naturopathic doctor, I have a special interest in the following areas:
- Primary Care Assessment
- Nutrition and Supplementation
- Lifestyle Counseling
- 5-Element Acupuncture- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Fat Loss, Body Image and Sustainable Eating Habits
- Stress Management
- Pain Management
- Physical and Mental Optimization
In Health Through Healing,
Dr. Alison Chen, ND
This website is NOT to be used as a diagnostic or treatment tool. Always consult with your Conventional Medical Doctor or Naturopathic Doctor for specific concerns. In cases of medical emergencies visit your nearest hospital or call 9-1-1.