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Naturopathic Doctors, NDs, are trained as primary health care providers. Our educational training requires us to have a minimum of seven years post-secondary education, including three to four years of university pre-medical sciences accompanied by a subsequent successful completion of an accredited four-year naturopathic medical program. We are Medically Trained, Naturally Focused.
North American wide standardized licensing exams are necessary in order to secure proper board certification, registration and licensing within the Naturopathic Profession.
NDs are licensed to assess, diagnosis, prevent and treat disease and illness using a variety of modalities. Our scope of practice includes laboratory testing in order to confer a clinical diagnosis.
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease using natural therapies. Our unique training allows us to bridge the gap between eastern and western medicine, art and science, and traditional and conventional practices. We can act independently or along side in conjunction with your medical practitioners. No referral to Naturopathic Medicine is required.
In order to graduate as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, NDs must complete:
3800 Hours of Classroom Training
1500 Hours of Clinical Training
2 NPLEX Board Examinations
1 Naturopathic Doctor
The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well
Once the naturopathic diagnostic work-up is completed, a selection, fusion or integration of some of the following Naturopathic modalities will be used as therapeutic tools covered under the naturopathic scope of practice:
Dr. Cheryl D'Costa, BPHE, ND
Please note that as of April 1st, 2021, I was decided to resign my R.Ac license as a registered acupuncturist with CTCMPAO 2016-2021)
Naturopathic Physician, BC licensed with CNPBC resigned ND license in BC (2006-2016)
Advanced Bowen Therapy~ Bowtech The Original Bowen Therapy
Master Certificate in Homeopathy For the Terrain~ A Miasmatic Approach - Dr. Gerard Gueniot
Registered Acupuncturist, R.Ac- CTCMPOA
CranioSacral Therapy Level 2~ The Upledger Institute
Cosmetic Acupuncture Certification- TCM Medica
Visceral Manipulation Level 1~ The Barral Institute
Bach Flower Essence Training~ The Bach Institute
Reiki Level 2- Usui Shiki Ryoho