Welcome to Zentai Wellness Centre!
We are a multidisciplinary complementary health centre located in downtown Toronto, owned and operated by husband and wife naturopathic doctor team, Dr. Makoto Trotter, ND and Dr. Aileen Lim-Trotter, ND.
As naturopathic doctors, we offer full assessment and treatment plans using a holistic approach. Essentially, this means connecting the dots between your symptoms and looking for an underlying root cause. We also emphasize the importance of the mind-body connection, as physical health is intrinsically intertwined with the mental-emotional-spiritual plane.
Naturopaths are trained in the disciplines of Diet & Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and Lifestyle Counselling. We also offer B12 Injections, IgG Food Allergy-Sensitivity Tests, Saliva Hormone Testing, and Comprehensive Stool Testing.
We are here to support and encourage you to achieve wellness with our team of legitimate and qualified therapists including Naturopathic Doctors, a Registered Massage Therapist, a Child Psychologist and a Psychotherapist. Whether you are currently suffering from health concerns or want to optimize your well-being and prevent disease, we have many natural treatment options available to you.
Make your health a priority! You need to be healthy in order to function at your full potential - don't forget that your family and friends also benefit from you being at your optimal health.
At Zentai Wellness Centre, our goal is for you to feel safe, comfortable and trusted while we journey together on the path to good health.
Why choose a Naturopathic Doctor?
The main difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and a conventional, or Allopathic Doctor, is the way we view the body. An Allopathic Doctor uses a reductionistic model, which analyzes the body's function by observing (and treating) its components. If you have an issue with your skin, for example, you are referred to a dermatologist; a problem with your digestion, a gastroenterologist. The body is conceptually broken down into its individual parts to be assessed and treated.
A Naturopathic Doctor, on the other hand, uses a holistic model to assess and treat the body. Rather than treating symptoms individually, an encompassing underlying cause is sought out that may be manifesting in multiple ways. For example, from a naturopathic perspective, skin and digestive symptoms are often seen as being intimately connected, and as such are addressed together. In this way, the body is viewed and treated as more than the sum of its parts.
In addition, a Naturopath's toolbox is much different from that of a conventional doctor. Conventionally, the tools used to treat ailments are drugs and surgery. There are situations where these treatments are warranted, particularly when symptoms need to be controlled or in crisis-management; however, there are many other health scenarios where these treatments may be overused, unnecessary and overpowering.
A Naturopathic Doctor is trained to work with the body's natural ability to heal and to minimize adverse effects, while still treating the patient effectively. A Naturopathic Doctor's toolbox consists of holistic modalities that address diet, lifestyle and treatment with natural medicines. Additionally, naturopaths consider the mind-body connection to be critical to a patient's health and healing.
For more questions about the Naturopathic approach to health, wellness and illness, or to book an appointment with one of our Toronto Naturopathic Doctors, please contact us.