A Naturopath’s priority is to discover the root cause of your digestive discomfort. They utilize plant-based herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, and diet and lifestyle to help heal digestive concerns. They will also prescribe conventional medications when needed, but look at natural options whenever possible. A Naturopath can help uncover your needs and recommend a remedy that best serves your diagnosis and symptoms.Read More
Hormonal imbalances can occur at any time in your life, not just menopause. Hormone disruptors called xenoestrogens (man-made chemicals that mimic estrogens) may be one of the causes of why hormone imbalances occur.Read More
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Acupuncture is an Ancient Chinese Medicine practice that has been around for over 3,500 years. An acupuncturist applies tiny needles, heat & gentle pressure to specific points all over the body.Read More
It's hard to believe that North America is still dealing with an overwhelming opioid epidemic. It continues to grow year after year and is fuelled in part by the over-prescribing of opioid pain medications. In the US in 2016, opioids were a factor of 42,249 deaths and 40% of all opioid overdose deaths were the cause of a prescription opioid.
Signs and symptoms that indicate there is lack of free flowing energy within ones menstrual cycle include intense headaches, cramping, bloating, emotional extremes, heavy periods, spotting and clotting, breast tenderness, acne, and ravenous cravings. In these cases acupuncture can be a great tool for hormone and menstrual regulation.
Cosmetic Acupuncture works by stimulating Acupuncture points along energy meridians in the face with tiny dermal needles. This process brings qi and blood to the skin to promote vitality and a radiant glow. Stimulation of nerves and cell tissue micro-traumas increase circulation, lymph drainage, and nutrients to the face while boosting the production of collagen and elastin to tighten skin. If you want to reduce wrinkles and improve the glow of your skin, this treatment is a must try!
Acupuncturists are keen observers of patterns, routines, and rhythms. We pay attention to extreme swings of yin and yang which can disrupt our body-mind-spirit's rhythms, for example overworking (yang), depletes yin, leading to exhaustion. We facilitate awareness and proactive action towards dynamic balance through Acupuncture, bodywork, and simple lifestyle + dietary suggestions.Read More
Auricular acupuncture became recognized in 1972 when a neurosurgeon discovered that acupuncture alleviated withdrawal symptoms in opiate dependent patients who were undergoing surgical analgesia. It is now used successfully in the treatment of addictions and behavioural health issues including stress and trauma.Read More
You may wonder why your acupuncturist palpates (feels) pathways along your limbs, or asks you to point to areas of pain or discomfort. Here we are applying meridian theory based on classical principles in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) texts. When there is illness, physical injury, and/or mental-emotional stress, the natural flow of qi is impeded within the meridian system. We can often feel disharmony along pathways that are imbalanced, via knots, tight tissue, sunken areas, and other characteristics. Feedback of painful palpated points (ah shi points) further guides treatment.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine therapy that uses suction by means of heat and formed glass to pull muscle tissue upwards. A variety of sized cups may be applied on the back and/or moved along the affected meridian (channel pathway) to improve blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, detoxification, to expel colds, and to release fascia. If you have muscle tension, cupping is a must try!Read More
Chiropractic care is useful for treating all types of pain, from your neck, all the way to your feet – even headaches, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Their goal isn’t only to relieve you back troubles ….Read More
According to Chinese medicine, allergy symptoms such as sinus congestion, fatigue, hay fever, runny nose, and scratchy throat, arise due to imbalances within organ and meridian systems. Repeated exposure to allergy triggers perpetuate imbalance and may stem from a variety of sources such as environmental pollen and toxins, stress, constitutional deficiencies, and diet. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for managing seasonal allergies that is medication free. Click here to learn more.
Many natural remedies used in Naturopathic practice are found in your pantry, refrigerator or local grocery store. These ingredients come from the earth and naturally support the healing of our bodies. Click here to find out the most natural and readily available remedies for your body!Read More
Having children is one of the most natural and basic of human desires. However, achieving conception and maintaining a healthy pregnancy is not always a straightforward journey. When one’s dreams of starting a family face challenges, the emotional impacts can range from frustration to devastation. In honour of infertility awareness week, Dr. Meghan van Drimmelen shares what helped her cope personally throughout her own fertility journey.Read More
Even when taking extra care into what you eat, your body may be missing some important nutrients. This is where vitamins and supplements come into play. With so many specialized diets people have today (Keto, Paleo, or Vegan for example) there's a significant need for the benefits vitamins and supplements provide.Read More
Bacteria and viruses are naturally present in every environment and because a child’s immune system is just getting built up, they get sick more often than adults. To boost your child's health, offer them healthy foods, ensure a good nights sleep, promote physical activities and when in doubt seek guidance from your local Naturopathic Doctor. A Naturopath can provide your family with regular well child visits at key developmental milestones in your child's life, and can offer acute visits for common childhood ailments. Here are 10 Naturopath approved remedies for children:Read More
Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care providers, just as general practitioners (GPs) are. Their practices have an emphasis on natural and integrative medicine, meaning they integrate standard medical diagnosis (ie. medical history, physical exams and lab work) with a wide range of natural therapies.Read More