Kandis Lock, N.D. – Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Hormones
Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Kandis Lock, N.D. at Somerset Health & Wellness Centre provides patients with successful Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy treatment plans that benefit their health conditions and boost their overall quality of life.
Treating many thousands of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Kandis Lock, N.D. aspires to continue to reverse or reduce the effects of aging in her patients.
Taking a naturopathic medicine approach, Kandis Lock, N.D. offers highly personalized naturopathic health care, gently treating disease at its root cause and strengthening the body’s own innate ability to heal.
Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that addresses the root cause of disease. Naturopathic Doctors promote health and healing using natural and gentle therapies.
The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the underlying cause of an illness rather than suppressing symptoms. It emphasizes prevention and treatment in order for the patient to realize optimal health. While holding firm to the belief that people naturally possess the power to self-heal, naturopathic doctors use a combination of modern, traditional, and scientific methods in guiding their patients towards better long-term health. As a doctor in the Central Ottawa area Somerset Health & Wellness Centre, Kandis Lock, N.D. offers a number of treatments that embrace the philosophy of naturopathic medicine, most notably Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Naturopathic Doctors work in partnership with other health care providers such as medical doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and massage therapists to provide you with the highest quality of health care possible.
First Do No Harm
- Use of methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
- Use the least force necessary to diagnose and treat;
- Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppressing of symptoms; and
- Acknowledge, respect and work with the individual self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Cause
In addition to alleviating acute and chronic symptoms of disease, NDs seek to identify and remove underlying causes of illness. Rather than merely eliminating or suppressing symptoms, this approach moves the body toward maintaining an optimal state of health.
Doctor as Teacher
NDs work collaboratively with patients by sharing knowledge and information to create a successful treatment plan. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for their own optimal health.
Treat the Whole Person
In addition to addressing specific complaints or symptoms, NDs look at the ‘whole picture’. The physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors contributing to the health of each individual patient are thoroughly considered.
NDs emphasize prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease in each patient. Appropriate interventions can then be made in partnership with patients to prevent illness.
Support the Healing Power of the Body
The practice of naturopathic medicine recognizes an ordered and intelligent self-healing process that is inherent to every individual. NDs work to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate this natural self-healing process.
How BHRT Fits into a Naturopathic Approach to Healthcare
Kandis Lock, N.D. of Ottawa Ontario Bioidentical Hormones Clinic, Somerset Health & Wellness Centre uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for several important reasons. First, the compound is created from plants with an identical cellular structure as hormones in the human body. For most people, this means a low level of intervention without the risk of side effects. Secondly, by identifying hormone imbalance as the root cause of your issues, Kandis Lock, N.D. can help you eliminate similar problems in the future. Thirdly, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy encompasses the healing power of nature with the unaltered genetic structure of its ingredients and by enabling the body to find balance and regain optimal function.
Last but not least, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy fits into a naturopathic approach to healthcare because it allows doctors to treat you as a whole person. This is possible because naturopathic doctors such as Kandis Lock, N.D. consider your input as valuable as their own when creating an individualized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to correct your specific levels of hormone imbalance.