Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The focus is on understanding all aspects of a person’s health in order to implement safe and effective therapies that address the root cause of any health concern. Naturopathic doctors support the healing power of the body by identifying and removing obstacles to recovery and by facilitating a natural self-healing process.
Dr. Reid and Dr. Thammasouk are very open to working with all health care providers, including medical doctors, in order to provide the best possible care for each of our clients back to the top
Clinical Nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. In a lot of cases, simple adjustments in diet can have immense improvements in a person’s health. Special diets may be recommended depending on the health concern. Treatments may also include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other nutraceuticals. back to the top
Plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe in the right dosage and when used correctly with other herbs and treatments. Herbs can be prepared in many forms - teas, tinctures or capsules. Naturopathic doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada to be licensed for the use of botanical medicine. back to the top
Intravenous (IV) and Injection Therapies
IV therapy is often referred to as ‘nutrient therapy’, as the solutions injected are combinations of various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, homeopathics and plant extracts. By injecting these core nutrients immediately into the bloodstream the client gets 100% absorption into tissues and organs. As a result, clinical results are much more effective and predictable.
IV therapy can effectively treat:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Immunity
- Improved recovery from infectious mononucleosis
- Enhance Athletic Performance
- Heavy Metals
- And much more!
Some IV formulas include:
- Nutrient formulas and Meyer’s Cocktails – Customizing specific nutrients to be injected for an individual’s specific health concerns. Most noticeable improvements include increased energy, improved immunity, better moods, and a decrease in pain.
- Glutathione – this is the body’s super anti-oxidant and is best absorbed in sufficient amounts intravenously. Using glutathione can improve many conditions and aid in detoxification.
- High dose Intravenous Vitamin C – used in Cancer therapy to improve clinical outcomes and manage side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Injection therapies Include:
- Natural Flu shot
- B12 injections
- Mistletoe Injections – a common complimentary cancer therapy used in Europe.
- Biopuncture – injections used into acupuncture points with the use of natural substances. Effective for the management of chronic pain and arthritis. back to the top
Acupuncture and Asian Medicine
The practice of acupuncture has been around for over two thousand years and has proven to be very effective especially for pain relief and chronic illness. Eastern herbs and acupuncture are used to assist the body in regulating the Chi and achieving balance. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which are inserted into specific meridian points.
Dr. Reid and Dr. Thammasouk have also completed further training in acupuncture techniques that has been found to be very successful in eliminating frozen shoulder, back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, and tennis elbow. back to the top
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, this technique of inserting fine needles into the face, scalp and other body points is effective in eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, puffy eyes and dark circles. The use of acupuncture to improve the look of skin and to slow down and reverse the signs of aging is more than just a skin deep treatment. The treatment itself is relaxing and clients report other benefits such as better sleep, better energy and improved resilience to stress. back to the top
Bowen therapy consists of a specific sequence of gentle, rolling ‘moves’ done across superficial muscles, tendons and nerves. This technique encourages your body to relax, realign itself and increase mobility by stimulating a nervous system response and improved circulation to the affected area. The work is gentle and non-invasive and can help with headaches, insomnia, joint pain and muscle tension. Results are consistently long lasting and usually apparent within three or four sessions. back to the top
Treatments can include Naturopathic Adjustments of muscle, bone or spine, soft tissue work, hydrotherapy techniques, and exercise therapy. back to the top
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old medical practice that uses minute doses of medicines to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. Homeopathic remedies are made from specific dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances. When carefully matched to the patient they are able to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels, with few side effects. back to the top
By utilizing complex homeopathy, this treatment is aimed at supporting the body’s natural routes of elimination and enhancing the cellular function of the organs and tissues within the body. back to the top
Counselling (mind-body medicine)
Mental attitudes and emotional states are important elements in healing and disease. Addressing all aspects of a person's life by identifying the impact that stress and life events have on a patient's health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment. back to the top
We offer inhalation therapies for treating various lung conditions and allergies. This allows for a more effective delivery system, compared to oral intake of supplements. For example, glutathione taken as an inhalation therapy can help with cellular repair and detoxification; whereas high levels of concentration in tissues would not be achievable in oral form. back to the top
As a service to you, we make nutritional supplements available in our office. We purchase these products only from manufacturers who have gained our confidence through considerable research and experience. We determine quality by considering:
- the quality of science behind the product
- the quality of the ingredients themselves
- the quality of the manufacturing process
- the synergism among product components.
The brands of supplements that we carry in our facility are those that meet our high standards and tend to produce predictable results.
The value of the supplements we use provides us with assurance of their purity, quality, bio-availability (ability to be properly absorbed and utilized by the body), and effectiveness. The chief reason we make these products available is to ensure quality. You are not guaranteed the same level of quality when you purchase your supplements from the general marketplace. We are not suggesting that such products have no value; however, given the lack of stringent testing requirements for dietary supplements, product quality varies widely. back to the top