Dr. Pincott is
a Teacher and Health Coach of Naturopathic Medicine.
Ingrid Pincott returned to her roots in the North Island in 1996.
Dr. Pincott graduated from North Island Secondary School in Port
McNeill in 1975, completed her nursing program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital
in Victoria in 1979, and obtained her pre-med at the University of Victoria
before attending the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland,
Oregon. She graduated with her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D) in
1985 and practiced fulltime for 11 years in Vancouver. She returned to the
North Island in December of 1996 and has been practicing since then. She
moved downtown Campbell River in June of 2006 to the Chateau Building and
enjoys her beautiful office space.
When asked the reason for her return she said: "I wanted to
establish a more naturopathic lifestyle for myself to have more time in
Mother Nature for gardening, biking, skiing, hiking and photography.
Campbell River is a beautiful spot, a combination of mountains and sea that
I loved when I was growing up." Her inspirational photographs decorate her
Naturopathic medicine was established in 1900 and is a system of
medicine that incorporates many modalities of treatment such as homeopathy,
herbal and nutritional medicine, lifestyle counseling, and detoxification
programs. It has been recognized by law in B.C. since 1935 and many extended
health plans help to cover naturopathic services.
Naturopathic medicine provides a safe, natural alternative to
conventional medicine. With the use of natural therapeutics, nutritional
counseling and lifestyle adjusting, most acute and chronic illness can be
addressed. Naturopathic physicians are trained to refer patients back to
their MD when necessary.
Naturopathic medicine facilitates the body’s inner ability to
heal itself when obstacles to cure are removed and therapies are given that
stimulate the vital force (the healing force of the body).
In 2010 Dr. Pincott obtained limited Prescribing Rights in B.C.
This allows her to prescribe most oral antibiotics, antidepressants and
bio-identical hormones as well as novel therapies such as Low Dose Lithium,
Low Dose Naltrexone and antibiotic treatments for Lyme Disease. BC has one
of the largest scopes of practice for Naturopathic Physicians in the Country
and feels very fortunate to be practicing in this province.
There are over 500 ND’s practicing in BC and over 2000 across
Canada but still MD’s far outnumber ND’s. One of the many ways Dr. Pincott
is able to educate the public is through her regular column for the MidWeek
published in the Mirror since 1999. She writes “Rebuttals to the Media”
regarding alternative therapies whenever necessary. All of her articles are
archived under “Published Articles”.
Dr. Pincott has created this website as an educational tool to
further your understanding of Naturopathic Medicine and her practice. Her
office motto is: “We are committed to providing Outstanding Naturopathic
Medical Care- No Exceptions”
Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
1. Viz Medicatrix Naturae: The healing power of nature.
Nature has provided a medicine for every ailment.
2. Tolle Causam: Identify and treat the causes and then
restore balance. Give the body what it needs, take out the garbage and get
out of the way!
3. Primum Non Nocere: First do no harm. Assist Nature’s
corrective efforts. “The physician is the Servant of Nature not her master,
therefore it behooves the Physician to follow the will of Nature” Paracelsus
1493-1541. Conventional medicine picks the medicine with the least side
effects. Often the best treatment for the patient is to get them off the
drug and function returns to normal.
4. Tolle Totum: Treat the whole person, mind, body and
5. Docere: Doctor as Teacher: Teaching the patient how to
listen to their body and understand what is getting in the way of their
healing. Listen to the Elders.
Praevenire: Prevention. Be prepared for what is offered. Early detection
is NOT prevention.