Therapies are selected based on their efficacy for certain health concerns, as well as patient preference. Treatment commonly includes more than one type of therapy. Your individualized treatment plan will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Food intolerances, deficiencies, dietary imbalances or nutritional excesses have been associated with many medical conditions. Naturopathic doctors are trained to understand the impact that your diet is having on your health. With appropriate dietary modification and nutritional supplements, health concerns can be treated with fewer complications and side effects.
Medicinal plants have been, and will continue to be a valuable part of health care. These plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe in the right dosage and when used correctly with other treatments. Naturopathic doctors are extensively trained in both the art and science of botanical medicine, and are currently the only health care providers in Canada to be regulated for the use of botanical medicine.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
Intravenous therapy is the administration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other natural medicines directly into the bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, this therapy ensures rapid delivery and perfect absorption of these medicines and nutrients. To learn more about intravenous therapy and its uses, click here.
Acupuncture has been around for over two thousand years, and has been studied and proven to be very effective for numerous health conditions. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles inserted into specific points along the Chinese meridian system of the body, with the goal of normalizing physiological function and balancing the mental and emotional aspects of a person. My approach to acupuncture is rooted in Chinese medicine and philosophy, and incorporates a Western medical approach as needed. To learn more about acupuncture and its uses, click here.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counseling
Mental attitudes and emotional states are important elements in healing and disease prevention. Identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment. Counseling as relates to diet, lifestyle, specific stressors, exercise and occupational or environmental hazards is an integral part of naturopathic treatment.
Bio-identical hormones are naturally sourced exact replicas of the hormones our bodies produce. They are custom compounded to provide exact dosage based on individual need. Bio-identical hormones have been prescribed for over 30 years, mostly to treat menopausal symptoms, but have also been used to help with PCOS, fertility concerns, endometriosis and fibroids.