During the course of your naturopathic treatment, a combination of the following therapies may be used in your personalized treatment plan:
Biotherapeutic Drainage – Biotherapeutic Drainage is a treatment method aimed at supporting the body’s natural routes of elimination and enhancing the cellular function of the organs and tissues within the body. This is a very gentle and deep acting way to rebalance, heal, and restore the body. The remedies are homeopathic preparations in that they contain minute amounts of the actual plant or mineral used, if any at all. The mineral aspect of the remedy is present to aid in the biochemical reactions our bodies employ for detoxification, and the plant aspect leads the mineral to the intended tissue or organ system. The formulas we use are called UNDAs, they are labelled with a number, the name of a mineral, or in accordance with a particular organ they are designed to support. The remedies are safe, non-toxic, will not interfere with other medications, and have a gentle yet deep acting effect.
Clinical Nutrition – Clinical nutrition involves the therapeutic use of food and diet as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation as required for optimal health.
Classical Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture – Involves the use of acupuncture, diet modification and herbal formulations to create balance and achieve health. I use acupuncture to address all health issues, from physical (ie. digestive issues, acute ankle sprains), to emotional concerns (ie. anxiety or depression) to larger spiritual concerns (issues around life path, healing a history of trauma or processing deep grief or loss). Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, heart and spirit. The goal being to help a person move back into harmony with themselves, their emotions and their life as a whole. Acupuncture is useful for many different conditions, both acute and chronic.
Alchemical Acupuncture – In addition to supporting your overall health and well-being, the goal of alchemical acupuncture is to catalyze transformation. A safe and nurturing environment is created where we can attend to the more subtle aspects of the body, mind and spirit. This work is rooted in the wisdom & philosophies of Taoist Alchemy, Five Element Acupuncture and modern depth psychology. It is practiced in the tradition of Lorie Eve Dechar, my mentor since 2008.
Botanical (Herbal) Medicine – Botanical medicines are made from plants and taken in the form of teas, tinctures, capsules and topical applications for various therapeutic effects.
Homeopathy – Homeopathy, originating from the 1700’s in Europe, uses remedies based on tiny doses of plant, animal and mineral substances to stimulate and heal the body. Homeopathy is a very safe form of medicine that does not interact with other medicinal substances.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counseling – Preventing future disease is a primary focus of naturopathic medicine. Lifestyle counseling involves helping patients make healthy choices so that they can achieve better health in the present and future.
Physical Medicine – Physical medicine involves hydrotherapy, massage and spinal manipulation. Hydrotherapy is the use of hot and cold water to stimulate the circulatory and immune systems. Spinal manipulation is used to correct problems of alignment within the spinal column.
Laboratory Testing – Extensive testing is available to assist with assessment of your health. I only use as needed to inform my assessment or at your request. We offer a full range of blood, saliva and urine tests; including but not limited to: food allergy and sensitivity testing; heavy metal testing; and comprehensive stool analysis.