Trinity Health Clinic was founded by Kavita Sharma, ND in February 2008. The clinic’s concept of healing is rooted in the principles of bioenergetics which bridges biological and scientific diagnoses with the energetics and cellular information of the body. Currently, Trinity Health Clinic is comprised of a team of uniquely specialized Naturopathic Doctors, Psychotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists and Fitness Trainers. Our team aims to identify and treat the underlying causes of disease rather than focus merely on the symptoms, treating the whole person as a unique individual. Overall, Trinity Health Clinic is an inviting, calming and family friendly clinic, striving to put clients at ease and offering them personalized treatment plans, no matter what their age or malady.
The name Trinity Health Clinic is inspired by our treatment philosophy and clinical approach to preventing disease and promoting health. Like the relationship between land, water and sky, the interdependence and balance of the mind, body and spirit are essential for total wellness. We provide a holistic approach to naturopathic medicine encompassing life’s most important trinity – the mind, body and spirit. At Trinity Health Clinic we focus on exploring the past, to maximize the present state of well-being and aim for the healthiest possible future.
Educate your mind, heal your body and energize your spirit at Trinity Health Clinic!
About Naturopathic Medicine:
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare system which combines modern scientific knowledge and standard medical diagnostics along with traditional tools of assessment and natural treatment methods. The goal is to address the underlying causes of acute and chronic illness by supporting the body’s own ability to heal and re-establish harmony. Naturopathic medicine uses an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention that includes: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, asian medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle counseling and other bioenergetic therapies.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians who focus on restoring and maintaining optimal health in their patients. They observe the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, structural, cellular, psychological, emotional, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting health. They are trained to do a complete physical exam as part of the medical assessment and in laboratory diagnosis and interpretation. They require standard and/or specialized lab testing to conduct a thorough health assessment and monitor treatment progress. Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative approach to health care. They cooperate with other branches of the medical system referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate, creating a collaborative healthcare team to maximize quality patient care.
Naturopathic Doctors practicing in Ontario have completed a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education and rigorous entry-to-practice exams, prior to registration as a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario. Education includes a minimum of three years of undergraduate coursework, and a four-year, accredited, naturopathic medical education. Graduates must pass two sets of provincial licensing board exams and are required to maintain their competency throughout their career by completing at least 70 hours of accredited continuing medical education courses every three years, in order to keep their current registration in good order.
Naturopathic education encompasses basic and diagnostic sciences – including anatomy, clinical physiology, biochemistry, pathology, embryology, immunology, pharmacology, physical and clinical diagnosis, and lab diagnosis – as well as conventional and naturopathic approaches to improving and maintaining patients’ health.
NDs collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals through consultation and referral.
From 1925 until 2015, Ontario’s Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) were regulated under the Drugless Practitioners Act. In recent years, the focus of mainstream healthcare has shifted toward wellness and prevention. In line with this shift, and recognizing the invaluable role NDs play as primary health care practitioners, naturopathic medicine got its own piece of legislation in 2015. On July 1st, 2015, the Naturopathy Act 2007 was proclaimed and NDs became regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act. Naturopathic Doctors are regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), an arm’s length body of the government of Ontario with an independent Registrar and Council. CONO’s main responsibility is to regulate the profession of Naturopathic Medicine in the public interest.
Naturopathic Doctors are guided by six principles that outline the naturopathic approach to health and healing and form the foundation of healthcare for each patient:
1. First Do No Harm
By utilizing procedures, remedies and therapies that are safe and effective, to increase your health and minimize harmful side effects.
2. The Healing Power of Nature
By restoring and supporting the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit, and preventing further disease from occurring by recognizing and removing obstacles to health.
3. Identify and Treat the Cause
Through identifying and treating the underlying causes of disease rather than simply managing or suppressing the symptoms.
4. Treat the Whole Person
Through understanding the physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, spiritual and other factors that contribute to disease and creating unique treatment plans for each individual patient.
5. Doctor as Teacher
By educating patients on the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, and empowering them to become more capable of maintaining their own health and well being.
6. Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
By partnering with patients to assess risk factors and recommending appropriate naturopathic interventions to promote health and prevent disease in a proactive manner as a team.