About Naturopathic Medicine
Many employers are providing Extended Medical Health Plan benefits to their employees, of which most cover a percentage or set amount towards naturopathic visits. At Brix Wellness, we do direct billing, taking care of most of the billing for you!
If you have an Extended Health Plan, please contact your plan provider for information on the type and amount of services and prescriptions covered. If you are on MSP premium assistance, you may also be eligible for partial reimbursement of your visit fees.
The 6 Naturopathic Principles
First do no harm
Providing effective health care using techniques and methods that minimize harmful effects.
The healing power of nature
Promoting self-healing power in each unique person by supporting the body's innate ability to heal and restore balance.
Identify and remove the cause
Rather than eliminating or suppressing symptoms, finding and removing the cause of disease or imbalance will have fewer harmful effects and prevent further complications.
Doctor as teacher
Naturopathic physicians work with and educate their patients inspiring rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health.
Treat the whole person
All individual health factors including physical, biochemical, mental, emotional, and environmental influences are considered when treating each person.
Emphasizing the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent disease for the individual.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is medicine that treats the whole person and addresses the root cause of imbalance by supporting the natural healing processes of the individual. It is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical, mental, and emotional conditions. NDs use conventional diagnostic tools with a broad scope of therapies to educate and treat their patients.
Why should I consider Naturopathic Medicine?
From illness treatment to disease prevention and promotion of quality of life, Naturopathic Medicine can help everyone. Naturopaths are primary health care practitioners who take the time to collect comprehensive health histories, formulate detailed treatment plans, and follow up to ensure their patients' progress.
When should I see an ND?
The earlier you address a health concern, the easier it is to treat. It is therefore encouraged to see an ND before your health state is in crisis.
Does Dr. Jen do meal planning?
Yes, Dr. Jen formulates meal plans with recipes if desired. She works with her patients to optimize their caloric intake, fat-carb-protein ratios, and hydration and electrolyte status.
How can acupuncture help me?
From her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Jen treats conditions including hormone imbalances, constipation and diarrhea, fertility problems, addictions, osteoarthritis and muscle pain, and sleep and stress disorders. Initial acupuncture visits are 45minutes; follow up visits are 30 minutes.
I think I may be sensitive to certain foods. Is there a test for this?
Yes. The gold standard is known as the elimination diet which involves eliminating the most common allergenic foods for a certain period of time, and slowly re-introducing to determine the trigger food. Dr. Jen also does blood tests to determine food sensitivities, which test for 96 foods. The detailed results show the extent of the sensitivities, and follow-up meal plans are provided.