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your frequently asked questions, answered

your frequently asked questions, answered

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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 stimulate the healing power of the body 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. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture and IV nutritional therapy, may also be used during treatments.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited naturopathic medical programs, standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX) and jurisdictional exams, national standards of practice and, regulation in five provinces to date.

The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of therapies. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery. 

Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns — from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating systems to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. Naturopathic medicine is beneficial for the following types of patients:

  • Patients that are looking for disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness, often serious or chronic and are looking for treatment options. Naturopathic medicine is very effective for improving quality of life for those with serious and life threatening illnesses.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects of drugs, surgery or conventional treatments.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.

My practice focuses on optimizing hormonal functioning and treating both known and unknown causes of infertility.

  • Infertility
  • Hormone balancing (menopause, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, thyroid issues)
  • Skincare (acne, sun protection, anti-aging)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress management (sleep hygiene, adrenal fatigue)
  • Digestive complaints (IBS, IBD, food intolerances)

Not sure if I can help your health concern? Schedule a free 15 minute consult to find out.

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 stimulate the healing power of the body 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. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture and IV nutritional therapy, may also be used during treatments.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited naturopathic medical programs, standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX) and jurisdictional exams, national standards of practice and, regulation in five provinces to date.

The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of therapies. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery. 

Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns — from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating systems to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. Naturopathic medicine is beneficial for the following types of patients:

  • Patients that are looking for disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness, often serious or chronic and are looking for treatment options. Naturopathic medicine is very effective for improving quality of life for those with serious and life threatening illnesses.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects of drugs, surgery or conventional treatments.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.

My practice focuses on optimizing hormonal functioning and treating both known and unknown causes of infertility.

  • Infertility
  • Hormone balancing (menopause, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, thyroid issues)
  • Skincare (acne, sun protection, anti-aging)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress management (sleep hygiene, adrenal fatigue)
  • Digestive complaints (IBS, IBD, food intolerances)

Not sure if I can help your health concern? Schedule a free 15 minute consult to find out.

I’m so excited you have taken the next step to work with me. All booking is available through my online booking portal drcoughlinnd.janeapp.com

Here you will see options for both in-person and virtual appointments. Virtual appointments are facilitated through your JaneApp account (and requires either Google Chrome or the Jane Online Appointments App to operate). There are individual booking options for Fertility Initial Appointments and General Appointments with follow-ups. Please book accordingly.

Once your profile has been initiated, a questionnaire is required to be filled out. Please fill in the questionnaire with as much information as possible before the first appointment.

I’m so excited you have taken the next step to work with me. All booking is available through my online booking portal

Here you will see options for both in-person and virtual appointments. Virtual appointments are facilitated through your JaneApp account (and requires either Google Chrome or the Jane Online Appointments App to operate). There are individual booking options for Fertility Initial Appointments and General Appointments with follow-ups. Please book accordingly.

Once your profile has been initiated, a questionnaire is required to be filled out. Please fill in the questionnaire with as much information as possible before the first appointment.

Initial consultations are scheduled for 75 minutes and are $200CAD. Cost of follow-ups depend on the time booked but are generally $50CAD per 15 minutes. Lab work and functional testing are not included in appointment costs. Recommended supplementation costs depend on the treatment provided. Detailed cost breakdown can be discussed during your appointment time.

  • Unexplained fertility
  • PCOS
  • Male Fertility Issues
  • Secondary Fertility Issues
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Fertility over 35 years of age
  • Improving Egg Health
  • Improving Sperm Health
  • Preparing for IUI or IVF

Awesome! Many of my patients work with both myself and Manitoba’s Fertility and Gynaecology Clinic. I encourage patients to seek out collaborative care whenever possible. My training includes in-depth knowledge of conventional fertility treatments so that I can make effective and safe recommendations to optimize patient outcomes. I prioritize open communication with collaborative care providers so that the patient can rest assured they are getting the best care possible.

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