Offered by: Ana Nozari ND
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is primary health care system that embraces the old philosophies of medicine and the new diagnostic tools to provide a broad non-invasive framework for diagnosis, assessment and treatment. The body is a complex integrated system that responds and reacts to everything, like physical trauma, food, environment, thoughts and emotions. A Naturopathic Doctor understands the value of taking the time to listen to and understand the complexity of each individual and to provide the needed support and various treatment options to reach personal goals.
What are the Philosophies of Naturopathic Medicine?
- First, do no harm.
- Support the natural healing process of the body.
- Identify and address the root cause of disease.
- Treat the whole person.
- Focus on prevention.
- Teach the fundumentals of health and self care
What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors have?
Naturopaths have a minimum of 3 years premedical studies at university level, followed by a four year fulltime study at an accredited naturopathic school. The four year program encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapies and 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience. After graduation Naturopaths need to pass two sets of licensing board exams that are required in all regulated provinces before they can practice.
What type of Assessment and diagnostics are used at MMNHC?
- Detailed questionnaires including a personal history are used to fully understand the uniqueness of each patient.
- Physical exam using standard medical techniques.
- Comprehensive analysis of blood, urine, saliva, and hair. As well as review of laboratory procedures, medical reports, and X- rays.
- Body Impedance Analysis (BIA) using ImpediMed DF50, which is a safe, rapid, noninvasive tool for assessing multiple fluid compartments and body composition.
- Live Blood Microscopy.
What to expect during your Naturopathic visit?
Naturopathic Visits range from one to one and a half hours in length for the initial visit, to about 30-45 minutes for follow ups. This allows time to establish a detailed understanding of the patient’s history, contributing factors, current health status, and treatment progress. The visits may include physical exams, laboratory and diagnostic testing as needed.
Naturopathic visits are covered by most extended health care insurance plans.
What treatment options are available at MMNHC?
Nutritional support and dietary recommendations: are integral to ensuring that the body has the needed building blocks to sustain health and aid healing Innovative programs such as Healthy and active, Firstline Therapy or food pharmacy are used to manage, reverse and prevent chronic illnesses.
Nutritional supplementation: to address deficiencies, assist the body in eliminating toxins, stimulate healing or target specific health concerns.
Botanical Medicine: using herbal teas, tinctures or capsules for their therapeutic benefits in treating various ailments and aiding the body in recovering from injury or disease.
Homeopathy: is an energy based system of medicine that stimulates the healing process in the body on all levels. This is a very safe, gentle therapy that can be used for children and seniors.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture: is a system of therapy that originated over 2000 years ago. The theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to balance the Qi or the Energy and the yin-yang forces in the body. All diseases arise form this imbalance. Traditionally Acupuncture, herbal formulas, and the energetics of food are used to correct the imbalance.
Lifestyle counseling: addresses the link between health concerns, lifestyle, events, thoughts and emotions and provides recommendations such as breathing and relaxation techniques.
Physical Medicines: hands on techniques such as Bowen Therapy incorporate soft tissue work, physical manipulation and stimulation techniques to provide support for healing, especially for the nervous system and muscles.
Services offered at MMNHC:
NAMBUDRIPAD Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET: are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupressure, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.
Typically one allergen is treated at a time. A person with mild to moderate number of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize their food and environmental allergens.
Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Food, chemicals, and environmental allergens are treated after completing about fifteen basic essential nutrients. NAET can alleviate adverse reactions to egg, milk, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, and other environmental agents if treated appropriately following the correct NAET treatment protocol. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.
Health conditions such as asthma, eczema, hives, contact dermatitis, seasonal allergies, chemical and environmental allergies, acne, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, autism and ADD, fibromyalgia, sinusitis, headaches, hay fever, animal and pet allergies, irritable bowel syndrome can be treated with NAET.
Rubimed also known as Psychosomatic Energetics is a form of Mind-body-Energy medicine from Europe. It provides a modern complementary medicine approach that addresses emotional issues and how they affect a person’s physical and mental health. Decades of research lead Dr. Reimar Banis founder of Rubimed Therapy to develop the technology which is now integrated in the Rebapad device.
Rubimed Therapy is based on the concept that subtle energy flows in the body, and free flow of this vital energy is the source of optimal mental, emotional and physical health. When this free flowing energy is reduced or blocked due to subconscious unresolved emotional issues it becomes the source of illness. These energy blocks will cause you to feel tired, irritable, anxious, and no longer at your peak performance. Over the long run, physical symptoms can also manifest.
With Rubimed Therapy, these unresolved emotional conflicts are tested and then resolved using unique natural remedies which will dissolve the emotional blocks, restore the energy flow, and begin the self healing journey.
Children benefit greatly from this type of treatment. Issues such as night terrors, bed wetting, behavioural issues, ADD and anxiety improve dramatically. With younger kids it is especially helpful since talk therapy is challenging as they do not have the cognitive or language ability to communicate what troubles them.
This system has been used in Europe for over 20 years by many medical and naturopathic doctors. A two year study https://biomedicine.com/articles/2014/09/22/clinical-study-of-rubimed-pse—psychosomatic-energetics conducted in 10 European clinics with 1002 participants showed 86.5% success rate using the Rubimed remedies for resolving anxiety, depression, behavioural disorders, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, adrenal burnout, autonomic dysfunction, sleep disorders, allergies, and gastrointestinal conditions.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
This method combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese acupuncture with specialized facial acupuncture to help you look and feel healthy and rejuvenated. It is the truest form of anti-aging medicine because it works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin. This treatment is covered by most extended health plans.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties can literally slow down the aging process by boosting your collagen and improving the health of your skin and body. If you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties, these treatments will turn back the hands of time by softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in brighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.
Some of the benefits of Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture are:
- Improved muscle tone and facial color
- Increased collagen production
- Elimination and reduction of puffiness under the eyes
- Elimination of fine lines and wrinkles
- Balanced sebaceous secretions to treat dry or oily skin, and acne
- Tightened pores
- Reduction or elimination of double chin
- Skin rejuvenation by increasing facial circulation
Modern Cupping Therapy
Cupping has been used for thousands of years. Different cultures have used cups primarily to remove or draw out sickness, pain, or pathogenic substances. Today cupping is used as a complimentary therapy to treat everything from constipation to cellulite or back and shoulder pain. The benefits of cupping include promoting overall circulation and lymphatic flow, relieving joint inflammation, and improving range of motion, enhancing muscle recovery, as well as promoting relaxation and stress relief. Modern cupping method is a gentler form of cupping with a wider therapeutic effect compared to traditional cupping.