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Naturopath • Chiropractor • AcupuncturistPsychologistBowen TherapistOsteopath

Massage Therapist • PsychiatristSpeech TherapistIridologist • Herbalist

OptometristDentist • Social Worker • Midwife/Doula • Nutritionist

Therapist • Homeopath • AromatherapistFamily Doctor



Note: Raising Kids Naturally provides this list as a resource, not as a recommendation or endorsement of any particular practitioner. If you are in need of immediate assistance please call your family doctor or dial 911


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Acupuncturists are trained in a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) called acupuncture. The goals of acupuncture are to relieve pain, promote healing, and improve physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being through stimulation of specific points on the body 

Aromatherapy is a treatment that uses essential oils to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

Bowen Therapy is a system of subtle and precise mobilizations called "Bowen moves" over muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia. The moves are performed using the thumbs and fingers applying only gentle, non invasive pressure.


A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.


A professional counsellor is a highly trained individual who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches with their clients. ie: marriange counsellor, behavioural, humanistic or music therapists, etc.


A Dentist is a person qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.

A family doctor is also called general practitioner (GP). Family doctors are usually the first doctors to diagnose and treat most medical problems.


An herbalist uses plants and other natural substances to improve health, promote healing, and prevent and treat illness. 


Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis or iridiagnosis) is an alternative medicine technique to examine patterns, colours, and other characteristics of the iris in the eye, to determine information about a patient's systemic health.


Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of 'like cures like'. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were taken in large amounts.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapymethods (also called modalities).

Midwife / Doula

Registered midwives are health professionals who provide primary care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period.

A Doula is a person who is trained to assist another person (mother, father, or Midwife - even emotionally) during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born.

Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of "natural" modalities, including homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling.


A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health.

Optometristsexamine eyes for both vision and health problems, and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some optometrists also provide low vision care and vision therapy.

Osteopathy is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

In Canada, the professionals who most commonly treat people with mental health problems are psychologists and psychiatrists. A psychologist holds a master's and/or doctoral degree in psychology that involves from 6 to 10 years of university study of how people think, feel and behave.

Social Worker

Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work closely with babies, children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties.

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