Services & Treatment Options
The mind, spirit, and soul of a person is equally as important as the physical state of well-being.
Counselling aims to help strengthen your ability to overcome stress, fear, anxiety, addictions, and make necessary lifestyles change.
Psychological tools: CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing are used in addition to education and guidance.
Nutrition is the foundation for good health and well-being.
How the body function is directly related to food consumption. Some foods are healing while others are damaging and could lead to chronic illness.
A healthy diet includes balancing the right vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants, fibre, and amino acids.
A diet diary is the first step to help determine food allergies, food sensitivities, and digestive issues.
Botanical & Herbal Medicine
Worldwide herbs from China, Europe, India, North and South America are used to prevent and alleviate illnesses.
Medicinal plants are highly effective and safe in the right doses and when used other with other herbs and treatments
Herbs could be prepared in various forms: teas, tinctures, or capsules.
Some herbs have drug interactions with prescription and over the counter medications. You are ensured to take herbal medicines in a safe and effective way.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
TCM is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for thousands of years and incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, diet, and massage.
According to TCM, when your energy flow, or Qi (pronounced “chi”) is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain.
TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting Qi circulation and balancing yin and yang energy.
A harmonious flow of Qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health.
Physical Medicine & Hydrotherapy
Physical Medicine aims to enhance and restore the functional ability of the skeletal system, joints, and soft tissues. It also aims to build immunity, support healing, and promote detoxification.
These treatments could include massage, hydrotherapy, and muscle stretches in combination with other offered modalities.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water treatments to promote immunity, increase blood flow, support healing, detoxification, and lymphatic drainage.
Homeopathic medicine is a natural, nontoxic therapeutic system of healing that uses minute amounts of plant, mineral or animal substances to stimulate the inherent ability of the body to heal itself.
Homeopathy restores the body to homeostasis, or healthy balance, which is considered its natural state.
The disease symptoms are regarded as the body’s own defensive attempt to correct its imbalance, rather than as enemies to be defeated.
Homeopathic remedies are designed to stimulate this internal curative process rather than suppress the symptoms.
Comprehensive Blood Work
Naturopathic Doctors can request an extensive list of blood tests. Requisition for blood work will be based on the medical history, required testing for diagnosis, screening and health for optimal treatment plans.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis & Parasitology
This test allows for a better understanding of gut and overall health by giving insight into digestion, food absorption, levels of beneficial bacteria, inflammation, immunity, and enzyme activity in the gut. This also tests for parasites, fungus, and bacteria pathogens.
Provides valuable diagnostic and screening information about the health of the kidneys, liver, diabetic markers, and can diagnose a urinary infection. More advanced urine tests can also detect levels of oxidative stress, calcium levels, toxic metals, adrenal function, hormone regulation and digestive health.
Food Sensitivity Test (IgG Testing)
Measures specific IgG antibodies you may have towards specific foods. This helps in detecting sensitivity, aggravations and inflammation that the foods produce in the body. Food sensitivities can cause headaches, fatigue, joint pain, skin disorders, digestive concerns, and brain fog.
This test can include urine panel or salivary panel and can provide valuable information for male and female hormones, cortisol levels, adrenal function and thyroid function. Common hormones tested are estradiol, testosterone, progesterone, DHEAs, cortisol, T3, T4 and selenium. Inquire for more details.
DUTCH Analysis Test
Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. This is an advanced testing of female and male hormones and their metabolites. This test allows for a better understanding of how the body is processing hormones and how to target optimal treatment.
Provide information about H. pylori, intestinal permeability, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and carbohydrate malabsorption (i.e. lactose).
Fatty Acid Testing
This test provides insight to inflammation and oxidation on a cellular level that can lead to cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammatory disorders.
A throat swab is used to screen throat infections with Streptococcus bacteria.