To be Licensed to practice in BC, ND’s are required to complete a four year undergraduate degree followed by a four year Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at one of 6 accredited Universities or Colleges in North America. ND’s are trained in many of the same conventional diagnostics and therapeutics as MD’s, but they are also trained in therapeutic nutrition, herbal medicine, and manual therapies like joint mobilizations.
Many ND’s also additional certifications to administer IV Therapy, Chelation therapy, Prolotherapy, PRP, immunizations, and Cosmetic procedures like Botox Cosmetic.
Many ND’s in BC are licensed to prescribe most medications that are typically used in a family practice. The exceptions are federally controlled substances like narcotics, benzodiazepines, and other potential drugs of abuse like testosterone.
ND’s are not covered by MSP. Services are usually covered under Extended Health Plans.
Initial Consultation: $225
Follow up visits: $75 per 20 minute follow up, plus $37.50 per additional 10 minutes.
IV Therapy: Most IV’s (IV Vitamin C up to 25g, Chelation therapy, Peroxide, Alpha Lipoic acid, NAD, Myers Cocktail) are a flat fee of $187. IV Vitamin C over 25g is $225
Prolotherapy/Perineural therapy: Injection visits range depending on what treatments are needed. For most joints like knees, shoulders, elbows, cost varies from $190-300. Spinal Injections under ultrasound guidance range from $300-425.
Platelet Rich Plasma: $795
Botox Cosmetic: First Consultation (15 minutes) is FREE. If treatment is indicated, Botox costs $10 per unit. Frown lines: typically $200-$300. Crows feet: typically $240-$300. Forehead wrinkles: typicaly $100-200.
Allergy Desensitization (LDA) $175 per treatment.
Yes, we do free 15 minute complimentary consultations for Botox Cosmetic.
Should you pursue treatment, cost is $10 per unit.
Infectious disease testing (blood tests) for tick borne infections among others.
Stool testing for digestive and microbiome imbalances.
Urine testing for toxic metals and essential elements
Hormone testing (blood or urine).
Organic Acid testing
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to work with the body’s ability to heal itself and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathy emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity. Naturopaths are a regulated health profession licensed as primary care physicians and trained in not only homeopathy, but also botanical medicine, therapeutic nutrition, counseling, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, and other therapies. Homeopathy is thus a tool that some Naturopaths use. Homeopaths conversely are not a regulated health profession and are not licensed to practice medicine. Homeopaths exclusively use homeopathic remedies.