Raven Naturopathic Health Services is the private practice of Dr. Jason Clifford, ND. We opened on March 5th, 2015, with the goal of improving the lives of cancer and chronic pain patients in the Brampton area. We have since moved and expanded to include senior health and wellness and hormone regulation - and we're always happy to help with general health and wellness, including mental health, disease prevention, and weight loss. Most recently, we are happy to include reiki among the services we offer.
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The Raven is an important symbol in many traditional spiritual systems around the world. The Raven is a symbol of wisdom and a guide to the dead and dying. Raven's role in convalescence is to alleviate the fear and pain of death, and to guide the spirit along its path to a new and better life. His role as a spirit of Wisdom is to guide us out of blind routine and into the full and mindful realization of our lives, in accordance with Nature.
Return to nature, return to health.
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It is widely accepted that our very first medicines were all natural. Every society - from Africa to Europe, Asia to the Americas - has their own traditional form of medicines that developed from an understanding of the world around them. From nature. Most, if not all, of these started with lifestyle and food-based medicines, including herbs. As these traditional systems evolved, other interventions were explored and expanded. From these came the traditional modalities of acupuncture, physical medicine, homeopathy, and many others. Only later were surgery and pharmaceuticals added to what we now call Medicine.
Naturopathic medicine, as we know it today, is a holistic practice that involves the use of traditional medicines to help prevent and treat the individual patient. Naturopathic doctors look at the whole person to identify (and address) the root cause of their illness, and to provide expert advise on the prevention of disease and maintenance of overall health. We do not shun "conventional" medicine; rather, we bring back the original modalities that have been lost along the way, and work together with your medical doctor and the rest of your healthcare team, to provide you with the most complete care available.
More details about naturopathic medicine can be found on the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors website.