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Naturopathic Open House – Join the Healthy Conversation

October 1, 2011

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September 29, 2011, Toronto – The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), home of the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), invites you to attend our annual Open House on Saturday, October 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, at the Leslie subway station
When: Saturday, October 1, noon – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Join us to learn about naturopathic medicine, how to manage stress, how to prevent and manage diabetes and take part in acupuncture and Asian tongue and pulse demonstrations. Our offerings include:
Naturopathic Medicine 101 at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (12:15 p.m.)
RSNC is Canada’s largest naturopathic teaching clinic. Attend this session to discover:
· what naturopathic medicine is—and isn’t
· how naturopathic medicine treats the whole person
· how an RSNC intern can help you optimize your health
Discover CCNM (1 p.m.)
Take this opportunity to discover CCNM! Learn what it’s like to be a CCNM student, meet grads and tour the campus and clinic
Traditional Asian Tongue Diagnosis (1 – 3 p.m.)
What can your tongue tell you? Traditional Asian Medicine regards external appearance as a reflection of the body’s internal processes. Tongue diagnosis has been a principle diagnostic tool in Asian medicine since as far back as the Shang Dynasty (16thC. BC – 1066 BC). The tongue’s shape, colour and coating reveal the state of the internal organs.
Preventing and Managing Diabetes with Naturopathic Medicine (1:30 p.m.)
Health Canada reports two million people in Canada have diabetes, and another one million are undiagnosed. This session, led by 4th-year clinic interns, is designed to help attendees learn how diet, exercise and lifestyle can help ward off or manage diabetes. Naturopathic modalities are effective in helping those prone to or living with diabetes, and include lifestyle counselling, Asian medicine, clinical nutrition and homeopathy.
Managing Stress and Adrenal Function with Naturopathic Medicine (2:45 p.m.)
Chronic, low-level stress is common in today’s society. Over time, stress exhausts your body, contributing to gland imbalances, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, immune suppression, colds/flu, anxiety/depression, digestive disorders, PMS, skin problems and fatigue. In this session, you’ll discover how naturopathic medicine can help you reduce and manage the stress in your life.
Also, participate in acupuncture demonstrations, take a clinic or garden tour, and enjoy other interactive displays!
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada’s premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. The College educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary health-care practitioners. Interns at CCNM’s Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic improve their patients’ health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, integrating acupuncture/Asian medicine, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy/massage and lifestyle counselling.



October 1, 2011
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