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Acupuncture is one of the several modalities used by Naturopaths to treat their patients’ conditions.

Naturopathy in Dartmouth, Halifax

Using tools such as nutrition, lifestyle counseling, supplementation, acupuncture, cupping therapy and herbal remedies, naturopathic medicine helps individuals achieve health goals and move towards optimal wellbeing. Naturopathic medicine can treat a wide range of clinical concerns. This approach to health management is particularly good at health promotion and chronic disease management. Empowerment and education are also huge components of the naturopathic philosophy. Supporting patients in understanding their body is important for making long lasting change in health.

Naturopathy can treat:

  • Women’s health: Premenstrual syndrome, menstrual irregularities, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause
  • Perinatal care: Fertility care, low risk pregnancy management, post partum care
  • Men’s health: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction
  • Pediatrics: Dietary concerns, social transitioning, autism
  • Mental Health: Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders
  • Chronic illness: Hypertension, Dyslipidemia (Cholesterol), diabetes mellitus, insomnia, gout, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis
  • Lifestyle Management: Weight loss/gain, stress management, nutritional counselling
  • Common complaints: Acne, bloating/gas, muscle tension, allergies, constipation, fatigue

To take advantage of all that Naturopathy has to offer, schedule your appointment today.


Jacqueline Merritt, N.D.

Jacqueline Merritt, N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor)

Jacqueline is a licensed naturopathic doctor, having completed her naturopathic medical degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON.

Jacqueline’s clinical education was focused on pediatric and perinatal care, having concentrated instruction and experience with these populations. Before pursuing naturopathic medicine, Jacqueline completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University and is currently an active practicing registered nurse with the CRNNS.

Dr. Merritt currently has a general family practice, seeing patients of all ages with a wide variety of health concerns. Using naturopathic medicine’s large toolbox when treating patients, Jacqueline uses modalities such as nutrition, lifestyle counselling,

supplementation, botanical medicine, and acupuncture to best address health concerns. In addition to her passion for clinical care, she has a strong interest in continuing education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Being able to work as a team with patients and other health professionals to provide better quality of life and quality of care is her passion.