Empower. Heal. Thrive.
Dr. Jules Passy is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor at Active Solutions Health + Sport. This integrated health clinic also features chiropractors, physiotherapy and registered massage therapy. Jules is committed to providing personalized wellness solutions to her patients in Ladysmith, B.C and Gabriola Island, B.C.
Click here to schedule an appointment in Ladysmith. Jules also works with Dr. Chad Arsenault on Gabriola Island and appointments are available on Wednesdays throughout the month. To schedule an appointment on Gabriola Island, please call 250-247-8780.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) defines Naturopathic Medicine as a distinct primary health care system that combines both scientific knowledge and evidence based medicine with traditional forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the innate healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease to optimize each of the different systems of the body. Symptoms of disease are seen as signs of dysfunction in the body. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.
Each individual’s anatomical, physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors and needs are taken into account to formulate a treatment plan. Naturopathic doctors use a wide variety of treatment options that may include; diet and lifestyle changes, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, and acupuncture. Pharmaceuticals and lab testing are also used when indicated.
In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.
For more information about Naturopathic Medicine, please visit the CAND.