Providing patient-centred natural health solutions
Clinical focus and experience in:
Chronic pain can be debilitating and significantly impact quality of life. Many factors contribute to chronic pain, including poorly controlled inflammation, tissue degeneration, and inappropriate pain perception. Naturopathic medicine offers several non-pharmacologic therapies to address pain such as medical electro acupuncture, myofascial release, nutraceuticals, and clinical nutrition.
A strong relationship exists between chronic musculoskeletal conditions and a reduced capacity to engage in physical activity. This can lead to functional decline, reduced well-being, and loss of independence. Naturopathic medicine can provide therapeutic benefit for musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as therapies that optimize athletic performance.
Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Good digestive health is imperative to maintaining optimal health and preventing chronic disease. If you have symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, inconsistent stool patterns, heartburn, fatigue, or any other symptoms related to poor digestion, then you may be able to benefit from naturopathic medicine.
Thyroid and Hormones
The thyroid gland is the centre of energy and metabolism. When it is dysfunctional, you may feel any number of symptoms including persistent fatigue and ongoing illness. As thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive hormones are intricately tied, I can help you identify which hormones need to be rebalanced to improve your sleep, energy, fertility, and reproductive health.
My goal is to improve your health. I work together with my patients to resolve their current health concerns, manage their long-term health, and prevent future disease. Achieving positive health outcomes involves actively listening to my patients' stories, asking the right questions, requisitioning the most indicated lab tests, and conducting the most appropriate physical exams. Each patient's treatment plan is individualized - as no two people are alike - and aims to address the root cause of the presenting condition.
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Herbs in their various forms, including tinctures, teas, or capsules, may be recommended for their healing effect and/or nutritional value.
Physical medicine includes soft tissue work; naturopathic manipulation of muscle, bone, or the spine; hydrotherapy techniques; ultrasound; diathermy; and exercise therapy.
Lab Testing + Analysis
Naturopathic doctors offer a range of lab testing, including blood, urine, saliva, hair, and other diagnostics that cover a wide range of concerns such as hormones, food sensitivities, thyroid function, cardiovascular function, cholesterol, gynecological concerns, infection, and more.
Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and patient health outcomes. Special diets, food elimination, variations in dietary habits, or the use of nutritional supplements may be recommended.
Acupuncture + Asian Medicine
Based on balancing the flow of "qi" (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Asian herbs to regulate and release energy in order to bring the body into balance.
Nutraceuticals are pharmaceutical-grade and standardized nutrients that have extra benefit in addition to their basic nutritional value found in foods. They may be used to provide physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease.