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Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and often unfavorable lifestyle habits.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and other modalities may also be used during treatments.

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.

Services under Acupuncture:

Auriculotherapy

LDA

Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that has been used for over 5000 years. It uses very fine needles in specific locations to stimulate the flow of Qi.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is akin to a 'life energy' that flows through specific channels or meridians. If there is a blockage or stagnation in the flow of Qi, it can result in symptoms such as pain.

Recent research has shown that insertion of acupuncture needles in specific
locations can increase blood flow to the area, promote healing, and decrease the firing of local pain receptors.

Acupuncture is a very diverse treatment tool, and can be extremely helpful in a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Physical pain (back, knee, neck, etc)
  • Injuries (sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, etc)
  • Headaches
  • Digestive disorders (IBS, gas, bloating, etc)
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress and anxiety

Acupuncture is a safe and effective tool that can be used in conjunction with other treatments or medications, without having interactions.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that has been used for over 5000 years. It uses very fine needles in specific locations to stimulate the flow of Qi.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is akin to a 'life energy' that flows through specific channels or meridians. If there is a blockage or stagnation in the flow of Qi, it can result in symptoms such as pain.

Recent research has shown that insertion of acupuncture needles in specific
locations can increase blood flow to the area, promote healing, and decrease the firing of local pain receptors.

Acupuncture is a very diverse treatment tool, and can be extremely helpful in a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Physical pain (back, knee, neck, etc)
  • Injuries (sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, etc)
  • Headaches
  • Digestive disorders (IBS, gas, bloating, etc)
  • Nerve pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress and anxiety

Acupuncture is a safe and effective tool that can be used in conjunction with other treatments or medications, without having interactions.

 

Services under Acupuncture:

Auriculotherapy

LDA

Chinese Herbs

TMJ

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your head at the top of the jaw just in front of the ear. It is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull and as such gets used a lot. The term TMJ can be used to describe the joint itself as well as any conditions relating to wear and tear or strain on the joint.

How do you know if you are having issues with your TMJ?

If you experience any of the below symptoms, you may need to see a professional to get your jaw examined.

  • Clicking of the jaw when it opens and closes
  • Pain in and around the jaw, that can extend to the ear, face, temple and neck
  • Grinding or popping of the jaw
  • Inability to fully open the jaw

What are possible causes of TMJ?

  • Grinding of the teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Stress
  • Jaw injuries
  • Deterioration of cartilage in the joint

What are treatment options for TMJ?

A consult is always given first to review your medical history to examine your bite. Once the main cause of the TMJ is discovered, an appropriate treatment plan can be given that includes but is not limited to the any of the following:

  • Bite correction
  • Restoration of the vertical dimension
  • Injection therapy

What are the benefits of getting TMJ treatments?

  • Pain relief of both the jaw pain and referred pain caused by the tension resulting from muscles over compensating for the TMJ.
  • Prevention, by treating the cause early, you prevent further damage to your joint, jaw, and neck as well as your teeth.

 

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