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Welcome to Five Elements Naturopathic Centre

a health care facility established by Dr. Derek Murphy, B.Sc., ND in 1998, based on the traditional therapeutic intention that less is more.

Reopening with Covid Protocols – June 15th, 2020



Naturopathic Doctor

… is a specialist in traditional health care who addresses the root cause of illness and promotes the restoration of health.

Five Elements is a place where both patient and doctor can work together – respectfully and gently – to promote health and mental well-being. Physical injuries, organ and mental issues can, in fact, be helped with older and more traditional methods as well.  As one of my teachers explained, “…..after all, human beings have been around a long time, and collectively they have documented many ways to help repair and restore our bodies and mind, not only just through the amazing advancements made in modern medicine but also well before…..”.

It is possible nowadays, to use specific techniques alone or in combination to guide someone toward feeling better.  And having accomplished this, there will be no need for continued treatment, as we will have done our job together.  And wouldn’t that be wonderful, not to have to come back?

So, whether by season, age or by other circumstances, there is always something important to gain about each illness or stage in one’s life. There is even greater pride in understanding and being exposed to more choices that we have available to us for change to occur and use.  That is what I wish to inspire: that there is always an answer. Help is available.  How you feel is based on what you do, what you’ve done and what you haven’t learned, or attempted yet.  Let’s get to work…

Dr. Derek Murphy, B.Sc., ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Certified Bowen Practitioner
Licensed Bowtech® Instructor