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Naturopathic Medicine

About Naturopathic Medicine

The Cohen Clinic is pleased to offer Naturopathic Medicine services through our team’s Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. George Makrides

 

Dr. George Makrides provides a caring patient-centred approach to the evaluation and management of mental health from a naturopathic perspective. Through the integration of naturopathic mental health, we should be able to lessen the overwhelm you are experiencing, to live life more fully with enhanced meaning and purpose. Dr. Makrides focuses on brain and body health in order to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Some of his areas of interest are: anxiety, depression, insomnia, health and social anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse, and gastrointestinal difficulties. Dr. Makrides main treatment approaches include: supplements, natural medicine, lifestyle counselling,and nutrition education.

 

Naturopathic medicine aims to identify and manage the root difficulties of brain and mental health concerns.  Natural treatments are utilized to improve cognitive functioning – including memory and overall mental wellbeing. See below for how naturopathic medicine can best support your overall mental health and wellness:

 

  • Providing supplementation for side effects from medications (ex. sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal difficulties, nausea, muscle spasms, and more)

  • Providing supplementation to help regulate symptoms associated with mental health difficulties (ex. sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal difficulties, nausea, muscle spasms, and more)

  • When tapering off medication under the guidance of the prescribing physician, he helps patients manage withdrawal symptoms.

  • Integrating natural health products among individuals taking psychiatric medications

  • Optimizing mental health with clinical nutrition and lifestyle counselling, botanical (plant-based) medicines, self-care activities, acupuncture and cupping

  • Functional medicine to help support improved mental and physical health

     

    If you are interested in exploring how naturopathic medicine can best support your needs, click here to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Makrides or contact info@thecohenclinic.com for more details.