Naturopathic Medicine is a dynamic health profession where cutting-edge research meets ancient healing practices to treat a wide range of health concerns.
This growing field harnesses the body’s vital energy and ability to heal itself, as nature intended. Through a detailed consultation, physical exam, and optional lab work, NDs look to discover the root cause of disease and then develop a unique and personalized treatment plan.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) providing safe, gentle yet effective treatments to help you achieve and maintain your best health, naturally! NDs take into account the unique differences in people and cases when assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients.
The specific therapies used vary depending on the details of the case, but include: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Botanical (herbal) Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Hydrotherapy (treatment with water), and Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselling. These non-invasive treatments can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment, or used effectively on their own.
Commonly treated concerns include but are not limited to: digestive problems and food sensitivities, weight loss, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety, infertility, skin disorders, fatigue, insomnia, as well as optimal aging and disease prevention.
NDs have completed a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education, including four years at an accredited Naturopathic College. Additionally, NDs must pass rigorous board exams, and must be registered with the College of Naturopaths Ontario (CONO) to practice.
Most employee health insurance plans cover Naturopathic services. Please inquire with your provider.
Payment for seeing our Naturopathic doctor is required up front at the time of service. We will provide you with a formal receipt that you can submit to your provider for reimbursement.
Naturopathic Doctor (ND) Fee Schedule
Effective June 2017
Initial Consultation and Assessment (Up to 90 minutes) $195
Subsequent Consultations: (in person or by phone/Skype)
· Standard Follow-up (up to 60 minutes) $110
· Phone/email Follow-up (per 15 minutes) $45
· Acute/Brief Follow-up (up to 15 minutes) $45
ND Acupuncture (30 min) as a stand-alone treatment $80
Cosmetic/Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA): See below
A variety of lab tests are available including: food sensitivity and celiac testing, thyroid panel, salivary hormonal testing (including male and female hormones and stress hormone curve), and complete digestive and stool analysis. Please inquire about options and pricing.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA)
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a non-surgical alternative to reducing the signs and symptoms of aging. It is sometimes referred to as an ‘acupuncture facelift’ or ‘cosmetic acupuncture’, but it is much more than that: It slows the aging process from within.
FRA is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where hair-thin needles are used to stimulate Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) energy that runs through Meridian channels throughout the body. Comparatively to Modern Western medicine, this can be loosely thought of as blood. There are specific areas on the face, ears, scalp, neck, trunk, arms and legs where this energy can be stimulated for the desired effects specific to the person. Also, many of these meridians begin or end in the face or have deeper channels in the face.
Like regular acupuncture, it benefits general health and well-being. This includes benefits such as increased energy, stress reduction, hormonal balance, metabolism, increased quality of sleep etc. Imbalance in any of these areas affect how we age and how we look; so by treating the whole person there are longer lasting, more substantial benefits than just a ‘cosmetic procedure’. The goal is to look AND feel younger!
Benefits of a series of FRA treatment include but are not limited to: increased collagen production (via ‘micro-trauma’ of the needle), eliminates fine lines and has diminishing effect of larger wrinkles, increased facial circulation and facial colouring, increases muscle tone, decreases the tendency toward sagging, jowls, and double chins, eliminates and reduces bags under the eyes and brightens eyes, reduces puffiness, lifts eyelids, reduces stress evident in the face, and brings out a person’s innate beauty and radiance.
What to Expect:
Every person is different, and thus every case will have varying results. Generally, after a full series of 10-15 treatments, one can expect to look at least 5 years younger.
An initial intake visit (75-90 minutes) is scheduled to go over contraindications to treatment, review your health history, factors contributing to skin health, assessment of complexion and concerns, TCM assessment, overview of treatment plan and goals, any indicated supplement or nutrition recommendations, and an introductory treatment.
Sessions should be scheduled once to twice a week with at least one day between treatments. Maintenance FRA is usually recommended once a month to maintain results. Each regular FRA session is 60-75 minutes long, and includes a uniquely tailored acupuncture session, with acupressure and brief facial massage (time allowing).
Initial Consultation, Assessment & Introductory Treatment (75-90 min) $175
Subsequent Treatments - if 5+ booked: (1-2 per week recommended, 60-75 minutes) $150
FRA is NOT recommended for you and could do harm if you are diagnosed with or suffer from any of the following conditions:
· You are pregnant
· High blood pressure
· Diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, hemophilia
· Problems with bruising or bleeding excessively
· Any acute illness, fever or infection, sunburn, rash, cold sore outbreak, allergic reaction
· Certain cosmetic surgeries, therapies or procedures