A study done in 1977 of visits to a walk-in clinic found that most were related to: Sore throat, skin rash, abdominal pain, backache, earache, neck or arm pain or trauma, cold, urine burning, cough, general malaise, nausea, vomiting, eye problem, chest pain, skin lump, sinus congestion, hand problem, headache, weak, nervous, tired, foot pain, hemorrhoids, breast lump and hypertension. Of these a naturopathic doctor could readily help with the sore throat, skin rash, backache, earache, cold/cough, burning urine, malaise, nausea, vomiting, sinus congestion, headache, weak, nervous, tired and hemorrhoids. Chest pain, abdominal pain and hypertension should perhaps be seen by an MD first to rule out potentially life threatening conditions like a heart attack or appendicitis.
The advantages to seeing an ND for these would be:
- Natural treatment that addresses the root cause of the problem
- Saving time– we generally see people within 15 minutes of their appointment time
- More time spent with you (less in the waiting room) trying to understand all the underlying factors that may contribute to the problem
- Preventative care to prevent recurrence of the problem.
We are NOT a walk-in clinic however, so you do need to schedule an appointment to come in and see us. You can do so by calling 416.481.0222 or emailing Maria at Maria@ForcesofNature.ca