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Naturopathic philosophy includes determining the root causes of a condition, and addressing the whole person—including mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well as the physical body—in order to promote holistic healing. A naturopathic doctor uses a comprehensive health history, laboratory testing, and careful physical examinations in order to recognize and interpret patterns of imbalance before selecting appropriate natural therapies that will enable the body to heal. When appropriate, a naturopathic doctor may use modalities such as botanical medicine, acupuncture, dietary supplements, nutrition and lifestyle counselling, homeopathy, physical medicine and spinal manipulations. The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to work with you as both doctor and teacher, engaging you in the process of developing a personalized plan that will optimize your overall wellness by encouraging lasting change.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing modality dating back over 2000 years. The principles of acupuncture are informed by traditional Chinese medicine and have been confirmed by current medical studies. There is a large body of modern clinical research which shows acupuncture to be an effective treatment strategy for a wide range of health conditions including stress and anxiety, insomnia, pain management, and fertility.
An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along the meridian channels of the body to manipulate the flow of Qi—pronounced ‘chi’, a Chinese term implying ‘energy’—in order to restore balance, remove blockages, and promote vitality. Another method of acupuncture is the ashi technique, which involves inserting acupuncture needles into points of tenderness or tension in the tissues and muscles of the body (often referred to as trigger points) in order to alleviate tension, reduce pain and inflammation, promote circulation and improve range of motion.
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy can effectively deliver a wide range of high dose vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. This process results in efficient uptake of nutrients by the cells that need them most, which helps to kick-start metabolic healing and recovery. IV therapy can be used as a treatment strategy for a wide range of health conditions including chronic fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, frequent colds & flus, depression, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, and macular degeneration, among others. For athletes, formulations may be tailored for training optimization and race recovery. For patients living with chronic conditions such as cancer, lyme or autoimmune disease, formulations may be used to provide adjunctive care to help optimize vitality during ongoing treatments with your medical specialist. At The Freeman Clinic we offer customized IV formulations tailored to fit your personal health needs. Book a naturopathic consultation to find out if IV infusion therapy is indicated for you.
Osteopathy is a perfect complement to naturopathic medicine. Where naturopathy addresses function as it related to themes such as diet, immunity, mood, and biochemistry, osteopathy addresses function from an alignment perspective. Osteopathy is a hands-on, non-invasive method of assessment and treatment. It involves an adept assessment of how the bones, ligaments, and soft tissues are positioned, followed by very gentle realignments to achieve optimal functioning. Osteopathic manual practitioners apply their detailed knowledge of structure and function to a wide range of disorders and dysfunctions that affect the body.
A natural alternative to restore, rebalance, and rejuvenate your complexion. Facial acupuncture can boost collagen production and improve facial circulation, reducing the appearance of fine lines as well as bags under the eyes and enhancing your natural colour. This technique can also balance dry and oily skin, benefit the jaw and the thyroid, and tone the muscles of the scalp. While the outcomes and longevity of results may vary, it is not uncommon to recognize benefits for several years. To ensure that healing benefits to the skin are supported from inside-out, facial rejuvenation packages are preceded by a full naturopathic health consultation.
ADVANCED LAB TESTING
At The Freeman Clinic we offer advanced diagnostic testing as part of your comprehensive personal health analysis. When appropriate, we may gather information on biomarkers including toxic, hormonal, nutritional, or inflammatory markers as well as environmental and food sensitivities. If you are interested, you may discuss which lab test are indicated for you during your naturopathic consultation.
Naturopathic doctors are trained in naturopathic counselling, which aims to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components contributing to holistic health. A naturopathic doctor will hold a safe, compassionate space for you to share and will work with you to identify any underlying concerns or thought patterns affecting your sense of well-being. From there, your ND will help you develop some skills and techniques to promote positive change and will continue to support you throughout your healing journey.
At The Freeman Clinic we formulate individualized treatment plans which may include a customized natural medicine protocol. At our natural medicine dispensary you will have access to the highest quality professional grade nutraceuticals hand-picked by our practitioners, as well as custom herbal formulas made from top quality organic botanicals. You will receive written instructions from your practitioner so you can safely and easily follow your wellness plan, as well as alerts to let you know when it’s time to refill a prescription.