Clinical nutrition includes the dietary and nutritional aspects of one’s health and how they relate to your symptom picture. We work with you to tweak or revamp your diet in a realistic and progressional way and add in supplementation if needed.
The use of plant based medicinals in various forms and combinations for prevention and treatment. Often used to improve symptoms while underlying causes are addressed.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
The ancient form of acupuncture to treat various conditions while taking into account the individual’s overall health picture. Commonly used to treat hot flashes, infertility, stress, smoking cessation, and nervous system complaints amongst other conditions. Can be a good adjunct to almost any protocol. Patients are often surprised at how relaxing a treatment can be.
A form of acupuncture designed to address muscle and joint related complaints. Often used to relieve tight muscles and trigger points.
While primarily considered an aesthetic treatment, this form of acupuncture is also generally beneficial to one’s overall health as traditional acupuncture points are used and selected on an individual basis. Results are evident in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, toning/tightening of the facial skin, and improved facial circulation.
A favourite to use with children, in pregnancy, and with patients on prescription medications, homeopathy is a treatment that uses low doses of medicinal substances to treat a wide range of conditions.
An injection based therapy done just under the skin. Commonly used for migraine relief.
An injection based therapy done in and around joints in order relieve pain and heal chronic injuries. Common injuries treated are tennis/golfer’s elbow and weak ligaments in the knee and other areas.
The administration of vitamins, minerals, and other neutraceuticals directly into the bloodstream in order to bypass the digestive tract. Treatment protocols include those for immune boosting, chronic viral conditions, malabsorption, chronic stress and fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, and cancer support.
Supplementation refers to vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathics, and other neutraceuticals that come in an oral form and help support an individual during their treatment protocol.
Examination & Testing
Typically, we provide a complaint-oriented physical exam as required during the course of a patient visit. However, if a patient does not have a family doctor, we are available to provide full physical exams or partial exams (such as the Well Woman visit, which consists of a breast and PAP exam).
Below you will find a listing of the most common tests done in our clinic.
- Standard blood tests
- Food sensitivity testing
- Standard Dipstick test (in-house) – urinary tract infections, pH assessment
- Indican test (in-house) – a positive test indicates imbalanced bacteria, inflammation, and increased permeability in the small intestine
- Koneisburg test (in-house) – indicates how adrenal glands are functioning
- Toxic heavy metals test – discovers whether heavy metals such as lead and mercury are stored in your tissues
- Hormone testing – indicates tissue levels of various hormones
- Rapid strep test (in-house) – a screening tool for strep throat
- Zinc Tally test (in-house) – detects zinc deficiency