Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Hydrotherapy, Naturopathic Manipulation & Physical Medicine/Bowen Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, IV Therapies, Lifestyle Counselling/Preventive Medicine.
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 & 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 supporting the immune system and increasing energy. IV vitamin-mineral therapy may be beneficial in helping various health concerns such as colds/flus, chronic fatigue, depression, stress, allergies, and fibromyalgia.
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 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.
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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