Entries by Dr. Ramona Charikar, Northwest Calgary Naturopathic Medicine

Treating Hormonal Acne with Naturopathic Medicine

Hormonal acne is a condition I see frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It often causes significant distress in patients, and can impact one’s self esteem and overall well being and quality of life. It is usually characterized by pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, greasy skin, and possible scarring. It is typically seen on […]

Treating Restless Legs Syndrome with Naturopathic Medicine

Restless Legs is a symptom I see in quite a few patients in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It can be very uncomfortable and can disrupt one’s sleep, and therefore energy levels and overall quality of life. Restless Legs Syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in a patients legs, that makes them want to move their […]

Treating Bacterial Vaginosis with Naturopathic Medicine

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition I see in my female patients frequently in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It is a condition that is uncomfortable and can be embarrassing for a patient, thus significantly impacting her quality of life. An imbalance between good/healthy bacteria and bad/unhealthy bacteria is the cause for the inflammation that […]

Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome with Naturopathic Medicine

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that I see often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice, in patients as early as late teens/early 20s, and in both males and females. It is a condition that can cause quite a bit of discomfort and aggravation in patients, and one that can worsen over time significantly […]

Treating Hypertension with Naturopathic Medicine

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition I see often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. It is diagnosed when a patient has chronically elevated blood pressure in their arteries, measured by a blood pressure cuff over multiple measurements on different days. Hypertension typically doesn’t have any symptoms, although some patients are able […]

Treating High Cholesterol with Naturopathic Medicine

I see High cholesterol in my patients often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice, most often in patients 40 and older, but also in patients in their 20s and 30s as well. So what exactly is cholesterol? Most people associate cholesterol with a negative connotation, but actually our body requires cholesterol to function. Cholesterol […]

Treating Constipation with Naturopathic Medicine

Constipation is an uncomfortable condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives, and it is something I treat very often in my NW Calgary Naturopathic Medicine practice. Constipation means that you don’t have a bowel movement every day, or that even if you do have a bowel movement daily, they do […]