Dr. Ingrid Pincott, N.D. - Natural Medicine, Campbell River, BC, Canada

 Dr. Ingrid Pincott, N.D.

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Dr. Ingrid Pincott, N.D. - Natural Medicine, Campbell River, BC, Canada

 

 Dr. Pincott is a Teacher and Health Coach of Naturopathic Medicine.  

Dr. 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 office.

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 spirit.

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.

6. Praevenire: Prevention. Be prepared for what is offered. Early detection is NOT prevention.

 
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Dr. Ingrid Pincott
300-1170 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, B.C.
Canada V9W 2C8
Phone: 250-286-3655 or
800-898-6699
Fax: 250-850-2078

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