Naturopathic Medicine

Dr Erin Esau graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after completing the 4 years of required full time study including more than 3,000 hours of classroom study and over 1,200 hours of clinical experience. Before this she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.

Dr Esau is trained to diagnose disease using medical techniques including use of physical examinations like listening to your lungs, measuring your blood pressure and interpreting blood work results. She is also trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic techniques.

To address your health concerns and help you along your health journey, Dr Esau will formulate a plan specifically tailored to you. Naturopathic treatment modalities include acupuncture, nutritional supplements, dietary changes, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine (plants as medicine), homeopathy, and hydrotherapy.

Dr Esau’s services can be found at our Tache location in St Boniface/Norwood. If you’re wondering if her ND services are right for you, she’s happy to offer a 15min meet and greet free of charge! Book online below.




What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors are highly educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. They work in partnership with other regulated health care providers to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.

How is a Naturopathic Doctor different than a medical doctor?

The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and therapies used. Naturopathic doctors treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, and emotional aspects of health. Naturopathic Doctors treat the cause of disease using natural, non-invasive therapies.

What conditions do Naturopathic Doctors treat?

Naturopathic Doctors treat a variety of diseases and conditions such as: Allergies, Diabetes, Cancer, Autoimmune conditions, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol etc. Please see our member directory for a detailed list of our members and the conditions they treat.

Are Naturopathic services covered by health insurance?

In Manitoba, naturopathic services are covered by many private insurance policies. Please review your individual policy to determine the type of coverage available.

Do Naturopathic Doctors have access to diagnostic tests?

Naturopathic Doctors in Manitoba have access to all the basic lab tests that MD’s utilize (CBC, Cholesterol Panels, etc), however if a naturopathic doctor writes the script for the test, the patient will be billed by the lab for the specific tests requested as it will not be covered by Manitoba Health. Naturopathic Doctors do not have access to Ultrasound, MRI, etc. However they are trained in utilizing these tests to make a diagnosis and direct a treatment plan. Naturopathic Doctors often utilize other types of testing including IgG food sensitivity panels (food allergy testing), Stool analysis, etc.

Can I see a Naturopathic Doctor and a Family Doctor at the same time?

Yes, many individuals see both a General Practitioner (MD) and a Naturopathic Doctor for their health care needs. ND’s work in partnership with other health care providers to ensure patients receive the best care possible.