Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Manipulation & Physical Medicine/Bowen Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, IV Therapies, Lifestyle Counselling/Preventive Medicine and Psychological Counselling.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First, do no harm
Cooperate with the healing powers of nature
Address the fundamental causes of disease
Heal the whole person through individualized treatment
Teach the principles of healthy living and prevention
Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They understand and work with other branches of medical science and may work closely with them whenever appropriate.
Intravenous Vitamin Mineral Therapy & Chelation Therapy
Sometimes, our bodies need an extra boost. In this treatment, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C are introduced through the veins to allow for efficient absorption of these nutrients and therefore facilitate the most optimal effect. Also known as a 'myers cocktail' this is especially useful in boosting the immune system and increasing energy. IV Vitamin therapy is beneficial in treating various conditions such as colds/flus, chronic fatigue, depression, stress, allergies, cancer and fibromyalgia.
Chelation Therapy (oral and IV) may be benefcial in addressing heart health as well as heavy metal issues. Heavy metal tests such as a Urine Toxic Elements assessment may help determine levels and appropriateness of treatments.
A full assessment by Dr. Chan is required to determine if administration of IV vitamin-mineral and Chelation therapies is appropriate in your case. Some nutrients such as vitamin B12, and MIC (a combination of Methylcobalamin/B12, Inositol, Chromium for Weight Loss) may be recommended by injection into the muscles (IM) when indicated.
Acupuncture is a safe and very effective natural therapy using tiny hair-thin needles that are inserted along points in the body to trigger the body’s own natural healing process. Acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago and is now practiced in clinics and hospitals worldwide. The WHO (World Health Organization) recognizes a number of conditions that are responsive to acupuncture including:
-Pain – neck, shoulder, back, sciatica, hip, tennis/golfer’s elbow, face/TMJ
-Sports injuries, car accidents (MVAs)
-Digestive, circulation, respiratory problems (e.g. asthma, allergies)
-Stress, headaches/migraines, insomnia, anxiety, depression
-Fertility, PMS, menopause, menstrual issues
-Smoking and substance addiction
Acupuncture may be used as part of your complete treatment plan by Dr. Chan.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a safe and useful non-surgical technique for revitalizing and ‘lifting’ the face/skin and improving whole body health. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is beneficial in helping to address the following:
-Wrinkles, fine lines
-Sagging, double chin
-Dark circles, bags/puffiness under eyes
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has been clinically shown to improve facial muscle tone, increase collagen production, increase overall circulation, tighten pores, and improve overall hormonal balance.
A general acupuncture treatment may be given during the initial naturopathic/acupuncture consultation, and subsequent Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture sessions are approximately 45min each.
For optimal results, a series of 12 weekly sessions are recommended. Beneficial changes to the skin will begin after the first treatment and more lasting results occur after the 7th or 8th session. Results are generally enduring with maintenance sessions along with good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and individualized supplemental recommendations.
Food & Environmental Allergy / Sensitivity Testing and Treatments
As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Chan provides various methods of allergy/sensitivity testing for food & environmental allergies: Blood serum IgG / Elisa, Blood serum IgE, and in-office biofeedback testing help to determine a person's reactions to foods and substances in the environment. Candida/Yeast levels may also be measured in addition to the IgG food test to assess whether underlying yeast overgrowth may be contributing to any allergies/sensitivities.
From there, naturopathic treatments and allergy desensitization may be used to help the body to re-establish its own balance and homeostasis, thereby reducing or eliminating reactions to these foods and environmental substances (pollens, chemicals etc). Treatments are gentle and effective and may be used safely for all people, including infants and children.
What to Expect
The Initial Naturopathic Consultation with Dr. Chan takes 1 hr and consists of an in-depth history taking, physical exam and lab testing if necessary. From there, a personalized treatment plan is developed and implemented. Follow up visits are 30 minutes.
Extended Health Coverage
Most extended health insurance plans cover naturopathic medicine and acupuncture visits with a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist. Supplements and lab tests may be covered depending on your plan. Please check with your individual health insurance provider for details of your coverage. Dr. Chan is also an MSP registered practitioner. MSP may cover $23 up to 10 visits per year for those eligible.
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