Naturopathic Medicine

Our Edmonton Naturopathic Doctor offers Natural Health Care

Naturopathic medicine is a form of evidence-based primary medical care. It combines the latest medical research with natural therapies that support the bodies own healing abilities. Naturopathic medicine embodies a proactive approach to healthcare and aims to identify and correct concerns before they lead to illness.

One of the primary goals of Naturopathic Medicine is to address the fundamental causes of disease rather than merely masking symptoms. Patients are empowered to adopt dietary and lifestyle changes while receiving evidence based treatments and guidance from their naturopathic doctor. This approach helps patients to achieve dramatic improvements in their health, and to be able to focus their energy on their favourite things in life.

Our Getting Started Introductory Naturopathic Consultation is provided at our Edmonton Naturopathic Clinic and is divided into two steps:

 

The first step is a one-hour appointment with our Naturopath is focussed on thorough information gathering about your health goals, current and past health details, and diet, as well as a naturopathic physical exam and review of lab results.  A few initial recommendations will be made at this visit. 

 

The second step is a return appointment where Lorraine will provide you with a thorough plan that covers diet and lifestyle recommendations, remedy prescription, and education about why these suggestions are important for you. 

 

Ideally, these appointments occur 7-14 days apart, to get you working towards better health as soon as possible.  

TESTS AVAILABLE

 

Food Sensitivity Testing - Tests immune reactions to 220 foods, which is important if you've ever wondered which foods may be contributing to symptoms you are having.  This is different than the food allergy (hypersensitivity) testing that a medical doctor would order.

 

Enviro-Tox Testing - Screens for the presence of 172 different toxic non-metal chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, and others.

 

Nutritional and Metabolic Assessments - Organic Acid Testing offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of one's overall health with 75 markers.  It also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, and neurotransmitter levels. 

 

Vitamin D Testing - Measures 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels.  A good test for heading into winter when individuals receive less sunlight and therefore less natural vitamin D.

 

Hair Element Analysis - Tests for 45 toxic and essential elements.

 

Stool Test  - Assesses levels of beneficial and pathogenic organisms, as well as markers for intestinal permeability, intestinal inflammation and fat digestion abilities.

 

Adrenal Function Test - Assesses cortisol levels from your adrenal gland.  Problems regulating cortisol rhythms can negatively affect sleep, energy, allergies, ability to handle stress, blood sugar levels and other symptoms.

 

Female and Male Hormone Testing - Tests for hormonal imbalances by measuring levels of cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.

BOWEN TECHNIQUE

Bowen Technique was developed in Australia in the 1950’s.  Today, it is known around the world for its effective yet gentle treatment of a wide variety of ailments. Bowen is a cross-fiber, soft-tissue treatment.  It approaches the body with the principle of “structure governs function.”  Meaning, when the structures are returned to a healthy state, proper function will be restored.

During a Bowen appointment, a series of small moves are made over specific points on the body, usually over muscles, tendons or ligaments. These moves are done in a sequence that involves pauses, which allow the body time to integrate what has just been done and to heal itself.  Bowen is gentle and relaxing, putting the body into parasympathetic mode, the most effective state for healing.

Bowen is safe for anyone including newborns, pregnant women, the elderly as well as frail individuals.  People often find substantial and lasting relief in very few treatment sessions.

Bowen is useful for any and all musculoskeletal conditions and a wide variety of acute or chronic conditions including:

  • Digestive concerns

  • Irritable bowel

  • Constipation

  • Colic

  • Respiratory concerns:

  • Asthma

  • Sinusitis

  • Other:

  • Fertility issues

  • Anxiety

  • Incontinence or bed wetting

GET IN TOUCH

7656 156 Street NW

Edmonton, AB  T5R 4K7

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