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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.
Naturopathic Doctors recognize the powerful and inherent healing ability of the person and support these intelligent natural processes with an individualized treatment plan.
Holistic Nutrition is the use of everyday nutrition and eating habits to improve a person’s health. It is based on the interrelationship between their body, mind and spirit as well as their environment.
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 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.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a type of body work that uses gentle touch along the sacrum, spine and head to help release tension deep in the body. It is effective for stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, fatigue, trauma, pain, headaches and migraines and more. Biodynamic CST treats the body as a whole and is a client-led practice. Emma will attune to your body to support it in processing patterns, emotions and memories that are “stuck” and help bring you back into balance and well-being. Biodynamic CST is like hitting the reset button and will help relax and restore your body.
ThetaHealing® is a technique used to clear core, limiting beliefs and blocks that are affecting you physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Using a combination of meditation and dialogue, we will work with you to pinpoint core beliefs that are hampering your well-being. Together, we will replace them with healthy beliefs that will help improve and make lasting changes to your overall health and life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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