What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a form of primary health care that utilizes natural, traditional and scientific knowledge to treat and prevent disease. The goal of Naturopathic Medicine is to address the root cause of an illness and help people achieve optimal wellness. Naturopathic Doctors use natural therapies (including botanicals, acupuncture, homeopathy and nutrition) to stimulate a person’s own healing ability. With the belief that every person’s health is unique, Naturopathic Medicine provides individualized care that encompasses a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Naturopathic Doctors have been regulated in Ontario since 1925. Some of it’s therapies though, have been around for thousands of years including acupuncture and hydrotherapy. With its ancient roots, Naturopathic Medicine takes a progressive patient-centred approach. Naturopathic Doctors believe that a person has control of their own personal health and wellness and the role of a doctor is to empower and support them.
DR. NOELLE DE DREU ND
Dr. Noelle, ND is a naturopathic doctor dedicated to providing patients with excellent care and natural solutions for all their unique health needs. She looks at the “bigger picture” of health and helps patients create an internal environment for physical healing and mental wellness. Noelle integrates standard medical diagnostics with evidence-based naturopathic therapies to help patients start their journey towards vibrant health and a thriving mind. Noelle has a huge heart for her patients and really wants her patients to feel like they are thriving in life – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Noelle treats a wide variety of health conditions in addition to taking a special interest in:
⁃ Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain
⁃ Chronic Fatigue (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
⁃ Pediatric Mental Health
Noelle grew up on a farm and was raised by Dutch parents outside of London, Ontario. She grew up helping her parents both in the pig barn and in the vegetable fields. Noelle has many interests which she has cultivated over the years, she loves to garden and grow her own fresh vegetables in the summers. Her love for food goes beyond simply growing it though. She also loves to try out new delicious and nutritious recipes for her family and friends. In her off time, she enjoys swimming at the YMCA and going for walks in the local trails. She also enjoys learning about biological, sustainable agriculture from her parents on their broccoli and cabbage farm outside of Ingersoll.
Noelle holds a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and an Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics (BScFN) from Western University. While working at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto, Noelle was 1 of 7 interns privileged to receive additional specialized training on the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalopathy) Specialty Shift to better serve the need for care in this patient population. Through her time seeing patients, Noelle has discovered her passion for treating patients with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and mental health concerns.
Book an appointment today and see how Noelle can help you start your journey towards vibrant health and a thriving mind! Noelle is now accepting patients on Mondays and Tuesdays in Woodstock and on Thursdays and Fridays in Norwich.
DR. JACLYN PERCHALUK ND
Jaclyn Perchaluk is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a passion for helping others live healthier and more fulfilled lives. Jaclyn practices using the Naturopathic principles including treating the physical, mental and emotional aspects of each patient. She strongly believes in addressing the root causes of illness and taking a proactive and preventative nature to your personal health. With a positive, non-judgmental attitude, Jaclyn enjoys educating and empowering her patients through interactive discussions. Jaclyn is dedicated to providing her patients with individualize, natural solutions however she recognizes that in some cases there might be a need for collaboration with conventional medical practices.
Conditions: Jaclyn treats most chronic and acute conditions but has a particular interest in these areas:
-Women’s Health Issues (including but not limited to: menopause, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, PMS, breast health, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, osteoporosis, sexual health)
-Infertility (female and male)
-Hormone Imbalances (including but not limited to: blood sugar irregularities, estrogen/progesterone irregularities, thyroid imbalances, adrenal imbalances)
-Digestive Imbalances (including but not limited to: IBS, GERD/Heartburn, constipation, gallstones, food allergies, gas and bloating)
-Mood disorders (including but not limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia)
-Skin disorders (including but not limited to: acne, eczema, psoriasis, hepatic infections, fungal infections)
Therapies: Dr. Jaclyn’s practice welcomes people of all ages and stages of health. She uses gentle, effective treatments that help to alleviate symptoms while addressing the root causes of illness. These natural therapies include:
-Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, Lifestyle Counselling, Hydrotherapy, Nutrition, Homeopathy, B12 Injections, BioIdentical Hormones
Education: Jaclyn has completed the rigorous four year Naturopathic Medicinal degree program from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. This included a one year clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Jaclyn strongly believes that everyone should have access to community health care. She practiced what she preached by volunteering at Anishnawbe, an integrative aboriginal health clinic and Queen West Health Centre, a centre that focuses on serving the underprivileged in Toronto. Jaclyn also travelled to Guatemala to provide Naturopathic care to under serviced rural areas of the country. Before embarking on her Naturopathic journey, Jaclyn completed an honours BA in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario. Jaclyn is licensed through CONO. Jaclyn is a life-long learner and is currently enrolled well-known MD and herbalist Aviva Romms’s program Herbal Medicine for Women.
Balance: When Jaclyn is not busy at the clinic, you will often find her running along the streets of Woodstock as she trains for her next 10km race. She also enjoys hiking, travelling the world and spending time with her family, friends and her toy poodle.
Jaclyn is now accepting patients on Mondays and Tuesdays in Norwich and on Thursdays, Fridays and alternating Saturdays in Woodstock. For more information, please visit Jaclyn’s website at: www.drjaclynnd.com. To make an appointment, please click HERE