Therapies We Use At Centre for Natural Medicine

Each client’s treatment is individualized based on their health condition, desires and needs.  Read on to learn of some of the tools available at our clinic. 

Food as medicine is the first and foremost goal of treatment.  Discover which foods make you feel vibrant and how to fit them into your day.

Understand which supplements may be important for you, and par down your cupboard to only those that serve a clear and necessary purpose in your optimal health.

Injecting nutrients is the fastest way we have of changing your nutrient status.  Whether fighting an infection, boosting immunity, or working on healing from mood to skin we can customize your injection to speed you on your journey.

Sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT, is an oral alternative to allergy shots.  Used daily and long term it has been shown to  reduce allergy response 20-30%  in the first year, with an 80%+ reduction after 2.8 years.  Personalized solutions are ordered based on the results of an allergy scratch test, also available at the Centre for Natural Medicine.

Botanical medicine is the effective use of plants to treat disease. The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginnings of civilization and is the foundation for modern pharmacology.  While most herbs are largely safe and have few side effects some can have damaging consequences if taken incorrectly.  Naturopathic Doctors are highly trained in both the proper use and potential adverse effects of herbal medicines. Under appropriate guidance botanical medicine is a safe and effective method of treating and preventing disease.

Acupuncture in our Calgary clinic involves the strategic placement of needles into the surface of the body in order to stimulate the flow of Qi (“chee”) and correct any imbalances in energy flow.  Scientific studies and our experience has shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for many conditions – from anxiety to injury recovery to hormonal support.  It is also part of our program for optimal fertility, pregnancy support,  IVF preparation and transfer.

Bowen therapy in our Calgary clinic is a gentle, hands on technique used to realign the body, reduce pain and induce healing. It addresses a wide range of health complaints including plantar fascitis, frozen shoulder, sciatica, digestive complaints, colic in babies and general body aches and pains.

These gentle powerful moves send impulses to the brain where they are processed, and fed back to realign and balance the body. 

 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach to evaluating and healing the whole body.  Gentle in execution, and profound in impact, CST can help you heal from illness and pain.  Used preventatively, your body will be more resistant to developing pain or disease. These attributes make CST an amazing therapy for babies from birth, right through to seniors.

Our Calgary Naturopathic Clinic has state of the art tools to support your healing.  

The Alpha Stim technology applies a gentle electrical frequency that modifies neurological signalling. It can be used for pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression.  See some of its history in the adjacent video, a clip from a movie on electroceuticals, Body Electric.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, or PEMF therapy, uses low level electromagnetic frequencies to stimulate healing and reduce pain. Settings can be adjusted to treat inflammation, cellular health and increased circulation.  In our Calgary clinic we use it for a variety of conditions including pain, bowel health and uterine lining support pre-IVF.

Homeopathic medicine is used to stimulate your body’s own healing abilities. Minute amounts of natural substances are used therapeutically to help the body return to a place of balance where health is regained. Contact our Calgary clinic for more information. 

Breathing goes beyond just getting air.  Proper breathing has the power to shift you into healing mode so you can get on the path to feeling great.  Quell anxiety, improve energy and focus all with the power of your breath.

Enriching lives naturally.

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