Dr. Michelle Everest, ND is the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Kew Gardens Health Group. A 2002 graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Michelle also holds a masters degree, and is currently a PhD candidate in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a part-time faculty member of the Department of Psychology at the Kings University College at University of Western Ontario.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.
A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner that seeks to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process. A Naturopathic Doctor views the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting health. Treatments are chosen based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They cooperate with other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.
Doctors of naturopathic medicine use the following areas of medicine to individualize health and treatment plans:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbs)
- Botanical Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition
- Bodywork (Hydrotherapy, Bowen Therapy)
- Lifestyle Counseling