With the support of advanced research, botanical medicine uses natural substances such as plants and herbs to treat the body. Naturopathic doctors are the only health care providers in Canada licensed to use botanical medicine. This includes herbal teas, herbal formulas in capsules, powders or tinctures. Essential oils can also be used topically or aromatically for numerous conditions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on more than 2000 years of Chinese practice and has identified more than 71 channels in the body, mapping out what equates to an energy highway. It emphasizes that the body has "vital energy" or "Qi," that circulates and connects to bodily organs and affects their function. When the body’s energy does not flow as it should, this is when illness and disease set in.
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body that align with the body's natural pathways and can bring relief to a broad range of physical, mental, or emotional conditions. It provides an alternative way to treat disease when paired with conventional medicine.
Clinical Nutrition & Professional Supplementation
Clinical Nutrition starts with optimizing your diet and then adding quality supplemental nutrition such as vitamins and minerals, as necessary. I work with patients to optimize nutritional levels within the body to improve your specific health concerns. Each nutritional plan is individualized to fit your needs and act as a base for easy everyday healthy living.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy
IV therapy is a safe and effective way of delivering hight dose nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Compared to oral therapy, IV therapy bypasses the digestive tract and results in enhanced absorption of important nutrients to prevent illness, treat acute or chronic health conditions or reenergize after a bout of acute stress.
Intramuscular & Injection Therapies
Intramuscular (IM) nutrient therapy is a safe way of getting nutrients directly into our system. Due to the abundant blood supply to our muscles, injected nutrients can be quickly dispersed by circulation. Similar to intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy, IM injections can completely bypass the digestive system and liver, where nutrients are often metabolized or altered for elimination.
As a naturopathic doctor, I offer a range of labratory testing as an essential aspect of a complete medical assessment. Functional tests include: SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), salivary and urinary hormone testing, food sensitivity testing, comprehensive stool analysis, heavy metal testing and organic acid testing.