In person & virtual
PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY IN BC SINCE 2010
Including Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION & SCREENING
SMALL GROUP THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM
SPECIALIZED INDIVIDUALIZED LAB TESTING & ANALYSIS
• Food allergy & sensitivity testing
• Comprehensive thyroid testing
• Serum hormone assessment
• Salivary hormone testing
• Environmental allergy & skin prick testing
• Comprehensive stool analysis - digestion, infection, parasites
• Cardiovascular screening
• Mycotoxin testing
• PAP testing
My therapies & modalities
DURING THE COURSE OF YOUR TREATMENT, A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING THERAPIES MAY BE USED:
Classical Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Medicine involves the use of acupuncture, diet modification, and herbal formulations to restore balance and optimal health. Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, heart, and spirit, with the goal of helping a person move back into harmony with themselves, their emotions and their life as a whole. I use acupuncture to address all health issues, from physical (ie. digestive issues, acute ankle sprains), to emotional (ie. anxiety or depression), to larger spiritual concerns (issues around life path, healing a history of trauma or processing deep grief or loss).
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 and 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.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counseling
Preventing future disease is a primary focus of Naturopathic Medicine. Lifestyle counselling involves supporting you in achieving optimal health in the present and future.
Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
Botanical medicine is a treatment modality that has been in use since prehistory and is shared among all cultures. Botanical medicines are made from plants and taken in the form of teas, tinctures, capsules, and topical applications for various therapeutic effects.
Biotherapeutic drainage supports the body’s natural routes of elimination and enhances the cellular function of the organs and tissues within the body, using safe, non-toxic, homeopathic preparations containing minute amounts of plants or minerals. 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. This is a very gentle and deep acting way to rebalance, heal, and restore the body that will not interfere with other medications.
Clinical nutrition involves the therapeutic use of food as medicine to heal, manage, or prevent chronic health conditions. The goal is to ensure that you are taking in the right nutrients to promote optimal health, and may include vitamin and mineral supplementation as required.
Homeopathy, originating from the 1700s 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.
Physical medicine involves hydrotherapy, massage, and spinal manipulation. Hydrotherapy is the use of hot and cold water to stimulate the circulatory and immune systems.
Extensive testing is available to assist with assessment of your health. I only use it 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; mycotoxin testing and comprehensive stool analysis.
Join me for a monthly
Lunch & Learn
SPEND YOUR LUNCH HOUR DISCOVERING HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR WELL-BEING.
If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health, then I invite you to join me for a Lunch & Learn session. These monthly, one-hour virtual presentations explore a variety of topics, such as Vaginal Health in Midlife, Caring for our Bones, Supporting Healthy Sleep in Midlife, Perimenopause Basics, Five Element Seasonal Check-Ins, and Healthy Immune Systems. Each Lunch and Learn includes a presentation and a q&a period during which you may clarify any remaining questions you may have.
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