Naturopathic Medicine For The Pediatric Population

Naturopathic Pediatrics

Children are the future of our society.  Establishing healthy habits in childhood helps them lead a healthier lifestyle as they get older and move into adulthood.  Naturopathic medicine provides safe, effective gentle natural treatments tailored to your child(ren)’s individual needs – whether it is preventive or treatment-focused.

I primarily work with preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers/adolescents but do see toddlers and infants.  Some of the most common areas I treat and help paediatric clients with are:

  • Health optimization/prevention
  • Helping kids navigate healthy eating, making healthy meal/food choices, and helping them engage in a healthy lifestyle overall
  • Cold and Flus
  • Digestive concerns – gas, bloating, diarrhea/constipation, heartburn, tummy pain
  • Scoliosis – pain management and emotional support
  • Anxiety/Depression – social anxiety, school anxiety, low mood, stress
  • Sleeping troubles
  • ADHD and other behavioural disorders
  • Menstrual complaints – period pain, irregular cycles, PMS once females reach menarche
  • Acne and eczema
  • Body pain
  • Increased gas and reflux in babies
School Age kids

Functional and other Laboratory Testing Options

Functional testing can be performed in kids.  The most common tests for children are:

  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Comprehensive stool analysis – assessing digestive function and dysbiosis
  • Organic acids test – for dysbiosis, mood disturbances, mitochondrial function
  • Hair mineral analysis - to look at heavy metal and essential nutrient long-term exposure
  • Blood tests - for iron levels, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and other markers as needed
  • Neurotransmitter testing – for mental health concerns