What and how we eat and the affects it has on us is a key focus of my practice. Food intolerances, deficiencies and excesses are associated with many chronic illnesses. My approach is to identify the best diet for the individual. Diet changes can be used for cleansing purposes and to discover intolerances. Occasionally, nutritional supplements may be recommend to assist and support your body while it is coming into balance.
Botanical Medicine (Herbal Medicine)
Medicinal plants and flowers are used for their healing effects and nutritional value. The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization. Specific plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe when taken in the correct form and dose. Herbs can be prepared in many forms – teas, tinctures or capsules.
I have an in-house dispensary of tinctures and dried herbs, which I mix and and prescribe for clients as needed.
Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years and is practiced in many countries. Homeopathy is based on the principle “like cures like”. Homeopathic Remedies are made of minute amounts of natural substances used to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Prescribing homeopathy is based on the total symptom picture a person is presenting.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Chinese medicine uses unique methods to assess imbalances in the body. Therapies include diet, herbal medicines and acupuncture to balance the flow of Chi (vital energy) through meridian pathways. The Naturopathic Medicine Program focuses extensively on acupuncture and TCM study.
Acupuncture can be very effective for pain relief and chronic illness. It is also very effective when trying to bring the body into a more balanced state, whether the energy is too high, too low or feeling stuck.
A variety of hands-on techniques for the spine, joints and soft tissues. Physical treatments include body work, craniosacral therapy, myofascial therapy, hydrotherapy techniques, and exercise therapy. Hydrotherapy is particularly beneficial for the detoxification process.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
Mental, emotional and physical stresses cause illness and prevent your body from achieving balance. Evaluating lifestyle and environmental risks as well as emotional stresses and attitudes help in identifying individualized strategies for care.
Detoxification and Cleansing Programs
Saliva hormone testing
IgG food allergy testing
Gastrointestinal dysfunction (bacteria, yeast, parasites, inflammation and digestive status)
Environmental pollutants profile