#024 – Life in Elmira – Elmira Naturopathic Medicine with Dr Rebecca Cannon

Dr. Rebecca Cannon is a fourth-generation Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, wife, and mother to four daughters.

As the fourth generation of naturopathic doctors in her family, Dr. Rebecca bases her practice on a strong foundation of knowledge and conviction. Her great-grandfather practiced naturopathic medicine in Toronto, her grandfather practiced in Orillia, and her father practiced at the Ayr Natural Health Centre in Ayr, Ontario, until his retirement.

Dr. Cannon has practised in the town of Elmira since 2000. As the first woman to practice Naturopathic Medicine in her family, she has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics.

Dr. Rebecca completed her undergraduate education in psychology and pre-med sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University and then continued to complete a 4-year graduate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a registered member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

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More about Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a multifaceted, non-invasive approach to health-care that uses natural therapies to stimulate and support the body to heal itself. Naturopathic Doctors provide primary care or complementary care, depending on their patients’ preferences.

There are 6 guiding principles in Naturopathic Medicine:

  1. First, do no harm.
  2. Identify and treat the underlying root-cause of disease.
  3. Treat the whole person through individualized care.
  4. Trust the healing power of nature.
  5. Teach as well as treat.
  6. Focus on preventing disease.

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