Here at Nexus Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Calgary’s northeast central neighborhood, we work hard to keep our prices low while giving our patients the tools they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Both English and Punjabi are supported for customer service.
What You Need To Know
Dr Dhaliwal, a native Calgarian, obtained her BSc in biological sciences from her alma mater, the University of Calgary. Dr Dhaliwal developed a passion for medicine while working at a local hospital and a women’s health clinic. Dr Dhaliwal saw firsthand the lack of attention paid to underlying causes of illness as she dealt with her family’s history of chronic health issues and learned more about the healthcare system. The recurrence of symptoms was partly due to a lack of emphasis on making lifestyle changes and setting long-term preventative objectives.
Dr Dhaliwal studied naturopathic medicine after learning about its principles and philosophies and finding a kindred spirit in a naturopathic practitioner. She studied for four years at Canada’s only authorized naturopathic medical school, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (now the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine), gaining the degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in the process. Dr Dhaliwal conducted a clinical rotation at Positive Living BC in Vancouver, where she developed naturopathic treatment protocols for people living with HIV/AIDS. She is an active part of the naturopathic community in Alberta and Canada.
Dr Dhaliwal is dedicated to making you feel heard and giving you the tools you need to make healthy choices at Nexus Naturopathic Medical Clinic. She is a firm believer in the value of patient education and the coordinated efforts of many medical specialists. She is particularly interested in issues relating to the digestive tract, the skin, energy enhancement, the health of women, and hormone balance. Dr Dhaliwal appreciates being able to speak both English and Punjabi with her patients. In her spare time, Dr Dhaliwal likes trying out new dishes in the kitchen and spending time with her family.
Difference Between Alternative Medicine Vs Allopathic Practice
Naturopathic physicians have primary care training and are qualified to assess, prevent, and treat various health issues. Conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine vary in their philosophical stances and treatment modalities. In contrast to traditional medicine, which focuses on relieving symptoms, naturopathic care addresses the causes of illness and promotes wellness.
The physical, mental, emotional, environmental, lifestyle, hereditary, and social components of a person are all considered by naturopathic physicians. Naturopathic medical training includes both the traditional medical curriculum and other non-medical subjects. Some examples include osteopathic manipulation of bones and muscles, massage treatment, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and counseling on how to live a healthier lifestyle. When healthcare professionals work together to combine traditional and alternative methods, patients benefit.
A naturopathic doctor such as dr dhaliwal must first get a four-year Bachelor’s degree and then spend another four years at a recognised naturopathic medical school. Students with a PhD degree in naturopathic medicine spend about 4100 hours learning about biochemistry, physiology, pathology, anatomy, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, and clinical diagnosis. In addition, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, physical medicine (osseous manipulation, massage treatment), intravenous therapy, traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture), hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling are all included in the many hours of training. After that, there are 1200 hours of clinical practice under supervision.