Licenced Naturopaths helping Ottawa families feel their best
Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care that promotes wellness and prevention of illness or disease. Naturopathic doctors are highly-educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care, and treatments can be used on their own or together with conventional medicine.
As a distinct system of primary health care, naturopathic medicine addresses the root causes of illness. Naturopathic medicine supports the body’s own healthy ability using treatments and prevention techniques that include acupuncture/Asian medicine, botanical medicine, physical medicine (such as massage and hydrotherapy), clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, and lifestyle counseling.
The Naturopaths at Healing House Ottawa are interested in addressing your health conditions from a holistic perspective and focusing primarily on the underlying causes of your symptoms. During your visits, we rely on listening to your symptoms, lab testing and a complete physical exam to get the full picture. Getting back to vital health is a step-by-step process and we are looking forward to guiding you along that path.
Our Naturopaths use Traditional Chinese Medicine principals to stimulate healing with acupuncture needles.
Our Naturopathic Doctors draw on one or more of the following natural therapies to create a holistic treatment plan to help you meet your health goals.
Botanical medicines are chosen to meet your individual needs to help restore health and vitality.
Your food choices are the buidling blocks to more energy, self-healing and feeling your best.
Creating better health requires making better daily choices and refocusing on our health goals.
Hormonal imbalances - thyroid, adrenal and reproductive hormones.
Female Hormonal Issues: PMS, menopause (hot flashes), heavy mentruation, endometriosis, painful menstruation.
Digestive complaints - IBS, bloating, constipation, pain, chronic digestive issues.
Mental wellness - depression, anxiety and generalized stress.
Fertility - infertility, unexplained infertility, PCOS, irregular menstruation, advanced maternal age, complimentary IVF/IUI treatments.
Prenatal Wellness - healthy pregnancy, labour and post-partum care.
Pediatrics - preventative well-baby visits, colic, gerd, rashes, nutrtional issues, complimentary care alongside your Pediatrican.
Immunological issues: auto-immune diseases, immune support.
Pain management: arthritis, chronic low back pain, headaches, migraines, neck/shoulder pain.
Food intolerance testing:
120 IgG food intolerance reports
Saliva hormone testing:
estrogen, progesterone, LH, FSH, cortisol, DHEA - one day or full cycle testing.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis:
specialized testing to assess bacteria, yeast, parasitic infections, inflammatory markers and digestive function.
Gamma Dynacare standard medical testing (i.e. complete blood count, cholesterol panel).
* we will also work with your GP to assess these tests if required as our requistions are not covered OHIP
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Preparation for your appointment
Initial visit (75 min)
Your Naturopath will take a detailed history including in depth information about chief complaints, a complete review of major system’s of the body, past health, and family history. Patients will be given feedback regarding their case, and often will be assigned ‘homework’ (i.e. filling out a food intake log). Lab testing may be advised, or records requested from another physician. Initial Naturopathic recommendations are made to begin healing.
Second visit (60 min)
This visit takes place 1-4 weeks after the initial appointment. Between the first and second visit your Naturopath will research your file from a number of different approaches. At this point your Naturopath will discuss your indepth Naturopathic recommendations to guide you towards your long-term health goals.
Follow up visits (30, 45, 60 min)
Depending on the patient’s needs and the complexity of their health, a protocol will be agreed upon by doctor and patient for all follow up visits. Some patients book visits weekly for such treatments as acupuncture and others will book visits at larger intervals.