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Naturopathic Services

Naturopathic Doctors are licensed health care professionals who have completed eight years of post-secondary education. Using investigative methods such as detailed health history questioning, physical exams and laboratory testing, Naturopathic Doctors assess the health of their clients and partner with them and their medical doctor to achieve an optimum state of wellness.

Prevention & Lifestyle Counselling

Naturopathic Doctors evaluate all the factors which influence health and support their clients in making healthy informed choices in the present to prevent future illness. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to make recommendations regarding the management of stress and life events, social support and relationships as well as occupational and environmental factors contributing to wellness.

Clinical Nutrition

The foundations of Naturopathic Medicine are rooted in nutrition and the therapeutic use of micronutrients and macronutrients. Nutritional status is associated with a variety of health conditions. Naturopathic Doctors help patients understand the relationship between food and their health status to assist them in making healthy eating choices that support their long term goals for health and wellness.

Botanical Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are trained to use medicinal whole plants as well as their isolated constituents in the treatment of a variety of health conditions. Naturopathic Doctors prescribe botanical medicines based on research to ensure a safe and therapeutic dose is delivered for highest level of effectiveness. Botanicals are administered in various forms such as tinctures, capsules and teas. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to carefully evaluate a person’s health condition taking into consideration potential interactions between botanical and over–the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical medications.

Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine views a person’s health as a dynamic balance of the flow of energy or “Qi” and its effects on various organ systems. Its abstract view of health determines patterns of imbalance within various organ systems and substances which make up a person. The flow of Qi throughout the body can be regulated through acupuncture, where very thin needles are inserted into skin and muscle at specific points along the meridian. A Naturopathic Doctor will use Chinese patent herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the Qi and achieving balance.

Homeopathic Medicine

Using Homeopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctors prescribe remedies that are made from minute amounts of diluted plant, animal and mineral substances. Homeopathic Medicine views the client’s symptoms as an expression of an imbalance in the body’s energy or “vital force.” A correct prescription stimulates the body’s vital force to heal and rebalance itself with minimal adverse effects.

Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine encompasses naturopathic manipulation of the spine, soft tissue work, the use of water and its therapeutic properties (hydrotherapy), therapeutic exercise prescription, ultrasound, diathermy, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Physical Medicine can be beneficial for the management of pain.

Naturopathic Doctors recognize the powerful and inherent healing ability of the person and support these intelligent natural processes with an individualized treatment plan.

Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

 

First do no harm

Naturopathic doctors use substances and therapies that are safe and effective without the risk of harmful side effects to avoid the suppression of symptoms. In working with their patients, Naturopathic Doctors acknowledge and respect each person’s healing process to support them in achieving their health and wellness goals.

The healing power of nature

Naturopathic Doctors recognize the powerful and inherent healing ability of the person and support these intelligent natural processes with an individualized treatment plan. Naturopathic Doctors assist patients with recognizing and removing obstacles to healing in order to promote an optimal state of health.

Identify & treat the cause

Naturopathic Doctors explore and analyze the various factors affecting health and the body’s expression of symptoms. Symptoms are viewed as the body’s way of communicating its imbalance. The factors and symptoms together direct the patient to an underlying issue that needs to be addressed and healed in order to return to a state of balance.

Treat the whole person

Naturopathic Medicine offers patients individualized care based on their unique needs. Naturopathic Doctors carefully evaluate the relationships between a person’s physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and spiritual factors and how these influence the overall health of the whole person.

Doctor as teacher

Naturopathic Doctors strive to empower their patients with knowledge and understanding of health and illness. Naturopathic Doctors form partnerships with their patients to create successful treatment options. The understanding and awareness of how various factors influence a person’s state of health and wellness is the first step to the healing journey.

Disease prevention & health promotion

Naturopathic Doctors view health as a continuum between wellness and illness. They assess the risk factors for illness and prescribe proactive interventions in order to maintain wellness and prevent potential illness in the future. Health is not just the absence of disease; it is maintaining a state of wellness in all aspects of a person.

Chiropractic 

Chiropractic is an evidence-informed, non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Doctors of Chiropractic practice primarily using their hands, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and bodily joints.

Dr. Rad’s treatments will vary from person to person but may include a combination of the services described below based on the individual’s needs. She focuses on understanding the entire clinical picture and finding ways to work together with her patients to reach goals, achieve wellness and help patients live the life they desire.

Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture 

Traditional Chinese Medicine views a person’s health as a dynamic balance of the flow of energy or “Qi” and its effects on various organ systems.

Its abstract view of health determines patterns of imbalance within various organ systems and substances which make up a person. The flow of Qi throughout the body can be regulated through acupuncture, where very thin needles are inserted into skin and muscle at specific points along the meridian.

A Naturopathic Doctor will use Chinese patent herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the Qi and achieving balance.

 

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that supports healing the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses their hands to channel the Universal Life Force Energy or Ki/Qi and guide the energy to where the recipient needs it the most. Reiki means ‘spiritually guided life force energy’ and this energy rebalances the chakra energy centres, clears blockages and promotes a healthy flow of Ki/Qi to support a healthy state of balance. Reiki promotes the relaxation response and it has many beneficial effects including feelings of calmness, peace, security, release and positive well-being.

 

 

Additional Services Offered

Investigative Tests Offered

Offered by Dr. Ellen & Dr. Jacquie. Requires an Initial Naturopathic Consultation.

Routine blood and urinalysis – New to Ottawa and don’t have a family doctor? Naturopathic doctors are able to order common blood tests and urine samples to screen for nutrient deficiencies, thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, high cholesterol, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, etc. We are happy to support you and continue monitoring your health until you are able to find a family doctor. Continuing on, we are happy to work with your family doctor to achieve an optimal level of health and wellness. This service is not OHIP covered. Price varies depending on the test ordered.

Food intolerance blood test:

Identify how your immune system reacts to over 200 food proteins and how severe is your ‘leaky gut’? This test is offered by the Dynacare lab and often cost can be covered by your insurance provider. Please ask your insurance provider for more info. More info.

SIBO breath test:

Identify if you have Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) a common cause of digestive symptoms and irritable bowel syndrome. This simple breath test requires ingestion of a lactulose sugar solution to stimulate bacteria living in the small intestine which feed on and ferment, thus producing high levels of hydrogen and/or methane gas. More info.

Stool testing:

Identify what is going on in your gut microbiome. Do you have healthy levels of probiotics (healthy gut bacteria)? Are harmful bacteria, yeast or parasites residing in your digestive tract? An imbalance of gut flora known as dysbiosis is a common underlying factor that affects digestive tract functioning. This test also grows the pathological organisms found in your stool and tests them against natural and pharmaceutical agents to see what these organisms are susceptible to. This allows you to be more specific in your treatment to eradicate and remove pathological bacteria, yeast and parasites. More info.

Saliva hormone panel:

Identify how your body tissues are using your hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. Also, identify how your body responds to stress throughout the day through a 4 point saliva cortisol (aka adrenaline) panel. These tests are helpful for both men and women in identifying hormone imbalances and adrenal fatigue. More info.

Hair element analysis:

Identify your levels of healthy essential minerals and toxic heavy metals through a hair element analysis. This test allows you to be more specific in detoxification strategies to remove and keep your body clear of heavy metals. More info.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Offered by Dr. Ellen and Dr. Jacquie. Requires an Initial Naturopathic Consultation

Cosmetic acupuncture (also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture) is a safe, non-surgical treatment designed to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This highly effective treatment involves inserting very thin disposable needles into various points in the face and body for a treatment which addresses the whole person and the underlying issues contributing to skin health.
One cosmetic acupuncture treatment increases circulation to the face thus providing nutrients and stimulating the growth of new collagen. Each treatment has additive effects with the end result being a healthy, younger looking complexion.
Combining cosmetic acupuncture with strategies to look younger from the inside out such as nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine and stress management is a comprehensive approach to optimal skin health.

BioFlex Laser Therapy

Offered by Evelyn.

BioFlex Laser Therapy utilizes scientifically developed and clinically tested protocols that maximize the effectiveness of treatment of an extensive range of clinical pathologies. Laser Technology uses superluminous and laser diodes to treat diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, initiating a cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal cell structure and function.
Platform number one addresses musculoskeletal problems including spinal pathologies, soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritis, etc. The objective of the therapy is to provide cellular healing which results in the resolution of pain and other symptoms.
The second platform is the revolutionary and highly effective treatment of wounds / dermal ulcers including diabetic lesions and those secondary to compression, surgery and other forms of trauma. This approach provides epithelization of the wound, improved arterial perfusion and regeneration of the local and regional tissues.
Platform number three involves the treatment of dermatological conditions including eczema / dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. BioFlex Laser Therapy provides effective resolution of these lesions.
The most recently developed platform focuses on the treatment of neurological conditions, primarily cerebral concussion (traumatic brain injury). We have developed specific devices to treat both central and peripheral neurological problems relating to neurological diseases and are actively engaged in refining the protocols.

Bio-Identical Hormone Prescribing

Offered by Dr. Ellen. Requires an Initial Naturopathic Consultation

Naturopathic doctors support the body’s ability to naturally produce hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid hormones through nutrition, herbs, acupuncture and homeopathy. However, there is a time and place when direct hormone replacement therapy is needed to support fertility, menopause and thyroid function and to prevent future health issues such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Naturopathic doctors provide information and access to bio-identical hormone prescriptions based on your individual needs.

Reflexology

Offered by Evelyn.

Reflexology is a natural therapeutic method based on the principle that there are specific areas and reflexes on different parts of the body that communicate with and regulate other body parts, glands and organs of the body. By applying pressure to these reflexes, most commonly found on the hands and feet, reflexology therapy promotes increased circulation, relaxation of the nervous system, and support the optimal functioning of the body systems. Reflexology is a relaxing, safe, gentle therapy that plays a supportive role in healing.

Energy Blend

Offered by Dr. Ellen. Requires an Initial Naturopathic Consultation

Energy Blend is a 75-minute session which blends together Traditional Chinese Medicine + acupuncture, Usui + Karuna Reiki, Shamanic healing techniques, connecting with your helping spirits, animal totems and healing crystal energy. Enjoy a relaxing treatment and receive insight about your energetic state.

Bowen Therapy

Offered by Dr. Jacquie, ND. Requires an initial Naturopathic Consultation (initial Bowen session included).

Bowen therapy, also known as Bowenwork®, is a gentle bodywork technique that balances the nervous system, releases muscle tension, and optimizes physiological function. Bowen therapy is best known for its ability to relieve sports injuries and chronic pain, but also treats a wide variety of health concerns including digestive problems and hormonal imbalances. It is a gentle and safe technique for treating infants, young children and people with limited mobility. Bowen sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length and scheduled on a week to week basis.

Neurofunctional acupuncture

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires an Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Neurofunctional acupuncture is a peripheral nerve stimulation technique with fine, solid needles, with or without electricity, used by health professionals to induce physiological changes on the activity of the nervous system and its effectors, for therapeutic purposes.

Joint manipulation and mobilization

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires and Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Joint manipulation an mobilization – spinal, extremity and temporomandibular. Joint manipulation is a passive technique with the aim of improving or restoring healthy joint function and motion. Manipulation refers to the high velocity, low amplitude thrust that is used by trained professionals and is often associated with a small “pop” sound from the joints. Mobilizations involve slower velocity, higher amplitude rhythmic motions with the same goal of improving joint function.

Soft tissue therapy

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires an Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Soft tissue therapy – myofascial release therapy (MRT) and instrument assisted soft tissue therapy (IASTT). The soft tissues of our musculoskeletal system include: muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, articular capsules, nerves and cell membranes. Soft tissues serve to support, connect and surround other structures. Both techniques target soft tissues of our bodies to induce tissue change via mechanotransduction in the tension, tone and adhesions within those tissues.on.

Local Vibration therapy

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires an Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Local Vibration therapy for peripheral nerve irritations – nerves travel to all of our tissues by passing through all our fascia and muscle layers. They are wrapped in epineurium, containing the blood vessels supplying the nerve. Compression and tension injuries, or repeated aggravating motions, can disrupt the homeostasis and lead to an inflammatory environment within the nerve itself. Instrument assisted vibration therapy has demonstrated effectiveness for relieving symptoms.

Chiropractic Education and Advice

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires an Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Dr. Rad encourages patient participation during the consultation phase and beyond and believes that patients need to be engaged in their treatment. She will respond to any questions, explain bodily processes and conduct additional research to explore tips for better movement patterns and posture, in order to reduce discomfort and pain. Dr. Rad will work with her patients to make individualized lifestyle modifications that work towards patient goals, pain relief and lifestyle enhancement.

Pre- and Rehabilitation

Offered by Dr. Christine. Requires an Initial Chiropractic Consultation.

Pre- and Rehabilitation – pre-habilitation ⇢ prior to or early on, to prevent pain and/or dysfunction and optimize daily living; rehabilitation ⇢ after injury, pain and/or dysfunction and focuses on restoring function. Pre-habilitation and rehabilitation, both are equally as important. Understanding the why behind an individual’s symptoms is pivotal towards achieving wellness. Identifying the cause and removing the aggravating factors (e.g. poor posture or stabilization, repetitive movements) is what drives Dr. Rad’s exercise prescription. She believes that simple, targeted exercises can have broader, long-lasting effects on how different parts of our bodies can work together toward our goals.

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