Naturopathy is as old as time itself, drawing its roots from the knowledge and traditions of all peoples on this planet, and has been adapted to every climate and culture. Consider the principles of Chinese traditional medicine and Ayurveda, which are underpinned by the link between our body, our emotions, and our environment (ground), for preventing disease and maintaining health. Every individual is a whole, and naturopathy looks at all facets of that whole by proposing a connection between the inside and the outside. Naturopathy is a complementary, parallel approach that cannot replace allopathic (or conventional) medicine.
Naturopathy encompasses everything that is good for humankind, all that nature has given us, in addition to an understanding of human nature. Well-being is the tool and naturopathy, its science. We all seek balance, and naturopathy supports us in this quest for equilibrium.
Although naturopathy is not regulated in Quebec, unlike in certain Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan), naturopathy is increasingly popular among those seeking alternative care that is complementary to allopathic medicine. The benefits of a healthy, balanced alimentation, the right activities for each individual, and a positive inner state—these are the attributes we are increasingly turning toward as a way to handle our challenging day-to-day lives. All NAN members have been accepted based on high standards, are able to provide close follow-up, and are subject to strict oversight.
Our members support clients with insightful advice in areas ranging from plant use to health routines, from personal health practices to the daily support they need to enhance every level of their being as they seek a healthful quality of life.
NAN has adopted the recommendations of the World Health Organization’s definition of naturopathy.
Make sure to discuss your needs and your health condition with your naturopath so that you get the advice that’s right for you.