Naturopathic Treatment
 
Naturopathic Medicine
 
IV Vitamin Mineral Therapy & Chelation Therapy
 
Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
 

Food & Environmental Allergy / Sensitivity Testing and Treatments

 

 
Conditions Treated
 

Examples of Conditions Treated

 

Dr. Chan treats a variety of conditions including but not limited to the following:

 

-Allergies: Food and Evnvironmental Allergies - Testing and Treatments

-Female health issues: Fertility and pre-conception health care, perinatal health, post-partum depression and fatigue, PMS, peri/post-menopause, menstrual irregularities, low libido

-Pregnancy Care: General health and nutrition, fatigue, nausea, cramps; labour and delivery preparation

-Male health issues: BPH, prostate health, low libido

-Children's health issues: infant baby colic, digestive bloating/gas, insomnia, eczema, asthma, allergies, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum

-Digestive concerns: IBS, ulcers, bloating/gas, acid reflux, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

-Dermatological/Skin conditions: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, heat rashes

-Immune/Respiratory conditions: Asthma, alleries, cough, chronic colds/flus

-Endocrine issues: Thyroid disorders (Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Hashimoto's) - Natural Desiccated Thyroid prescription, diabetes I/II, hormone imbalances

-Lifestyle modification: Weight management, smoking cessation, general/liver detoxification

-Mental and emotional health: Stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression

-Cancer care: Integrative care; Reduce side-effects of conventional cancer treatments

-Chronic conditions: Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, MS

-Muscle/Joint/Nerve health: Muscle tension, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, injuries, headaches/migraines, osteoporosis, trigeminal neuralgia

-Heart Health: High and Low blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis

-Healthy Aging: 'anti-aging' support - Facial Rejuvenation (Acupuncture); Aging gracefully with integrity; Improve quality of life

 
Naturopathic Medicine
 
Naturopathic Medicine is a primary health care system that combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Dr. Chan uses natural therapies including:
 
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.
 
A full assessment by Dr. Chan is required to determine if administration of IV Vitamin and Chelation therapies is appropriate in your case. Some nutrients such as vitamin B12 may be recommended by injection into the muscles (IM) when indicated.
 
Acupuncture
 
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)
            -Arthritis
            -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
-Dull complexion
            -Acne
            -Scarring
 
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.
 
Please speak with Dr. Chan prior to scheduling appointments regarding Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture for the first time. A general acupuncture treatment may be given during the initial naturopathic consultation, and subsequent Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture sessions are approximately 1hr 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 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 testing 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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