Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs methodologies and promoting self healing

Botanical/Herbal Treatments

These treatments use herbal teas, tinctures, capsules or topical poultices to treat specific health concerns and assist the body in recovering from illness or injury. We use specific Western and Traditional Chinese herbal preparations to target a variety of concerns.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for over 2,500 years. Treatment options include herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, massage, dietary therapy, cupping and meditation. It can also include lifestyle changes to create balance and help heal the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine is used to treat acute and chronic pain and can be combined with other treatments for more effective results.
Research has shown that traditional Chinese medicine can treat conditions such as:

1. High blood pressure
2. Diabetes
3. Smoking Cessation
4. Infertility
5. Anxiety
6. Depression
7. Fatigue
8. Side effects associated with cancer treatments

What can I expect for my first treatment?

 

An initial consultation usually includes an intake questionnaire about your health history as well as an examination of your tongue, pulse, abdomen, and other physical signs. Consultations last 60 minutes and include an initial acupuncture session.
Follow-up appointments normally take 30-60 minutes including a brief re-assessment and acupuncture session. Depending on your specific condition, the recommended initial course of treatment may last anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions. For complex conditions like cancer or infertility, treatments can be combined with naturopathic treatments to include supplements, homeopathy, herbal or botanical medicine. A combination of these methods makes the treatment more comprehensive.

Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on gaining an understanding of a person’s full health picture and treating the root cause through natural means. Naturopathic medicine still has a strong evidence-base however, utilizes tools outside of pharmaceuticals. Treatment may include any of the following:

Lifestyle and Nutritional counseling

Herb and Supplement recommendations

Exercise prescription

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cupping

Naturopathic Adjustments

Massage

Naturopathic training covers a wide range of medical conditions as well as strategies to optimize wellness. Some of the most common areas treated are stress, digestive concerns, anxiety, depression, sleep struggles, irregular or painful periods, fertility, weight loss, pain, thyroid concerns, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
What can I expect for my first treatment?
Initial appointments are 60-90 mins where a full health history is taken covering main concerns as well as other foundational aspects of your health. Physical exams may also be done and blood tests recommended to provide additional information. An understanding of your full health picture is key in order to prescribe an individualized treatment plan. These appointments often include passive modalities done during the appointment such as cupping, acupuncture, and adjustments as well as recommendations to take home with you.

Follow-up appointments are normally 30-60 minutes and build on the initial changes that were made as well as continue with any physical treatments. The number of appointments needed to treat your condition depends on the severity of the condition as well as treatment compliance but, the ultimate goal is to form lifelong healthy habits that you can maintain for long-term health and wellness.

Team​

Dr. MacDougall

Naturopathy

I​’m a Naturopathic Doctor who helps athletes to optimize their health in order to promote performance, recovery, and longevity.

Dr. Kristie Vuci

Naturopathy

Dr. Kristie Vucic is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario. Her main passion lies in helping those with chronic pain and complex chronic health issues.