Services

  • Naturopathy

  • Computerized Iridology - Coming soon

  • Homeopathy

  • PH Balance Testing

  • Meditation

  • Detoxification

  • Colonics

FAQ's

Naturopathy

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a holistic system, meaning that naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) or naturopathic medical doctors (N.M.D.s) strive to find the cause of disease by understanding the body, mind, and spirit of the person. Most naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies and techniques (such as nutrition, behavior change, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture).

There are 2 areas of focus in naturopathy:

  1. one is supporting the body's own healing abilities,
  2. the other is empowering people to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health. While naturopathic doctors treat both short bouts of illness and chronic conditions, their emphasis is on preventing disease and educating patients.
Because naturopaths combine so many therapies, it is difficult to single out specific illnesses that respond well to naturopathy. Naturopaths' treat both acute and chronic conditions from arthritis to ear infections (otitis media), from HIV to asthma, from congestive heart failure to hepatitis. N.D.s treat the whole person, rather than only treating a disease or its symptoms, aiming to help their patients maintain a balanced state of good health. Because of this holistic approach, naturopathy may be especially suited for treating chronic illnesses.
A visit to a naturopathic doctor, or N.D., will be similar to a visit to your family doctor. The doctor will take a very thorough history, asking about your diet, lifestyle, stress, and environmental exposures. Next, the N.D. will do a physical examination, which may require laboratory tests. In addition to conventional tests, N.D.s may use unique techniques, such as the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA), Indican urine testing, iridology, or live blood analysis to name a few.

Iridology

Iridology is a scientific analysis based on the patterns that form on the iris of the eye with every injury, illness, or disease. The complex iris is composed of hundreds of thousands of nerve endings which are connected by impulses to every tissue of the body through the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers, or trabecula, respond specifically to tissue and organ conditions with a corresponding physiological reflex manifested in the iris as lesions and color variations. The iris chart, which is the result of many years of clinical observation and intensive research by Dr. Bernard Jensen and others, represents the basic placement of body organs and tissues similar to a map. Click here for more information on iridology and its history.
An iridologist can pinpoint not only the problem, but also the cause of the recurring injury, illness, or disease. A complete iris analysis will show whether a person exhibits a generally good constitution or a poor one, depending upon the density of the iris fibers, The patterns, structures, colors and degrees of lightness and darkness in the iris tell if an area of the body is inherently strong or weak. It also reveals the relative site of over-activity, irritation, injury or degeneration of the tissues and organs. Toxic accumulation levels can he observed as well as nutritional and chemical imbalances.
The iridologist takes a picture of your eyes with a specialized camera that enlarges the image and detail of the iris for analysis. An accurate iris analysis is possible by superimposing the chart over an iris image projection, allowing detailed observation of the valuable and reliable data recorded there. We use only computerized iridology for scientific accuracy.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a scientific form of medicine based on natural laws, and uses minute amounts of natural substances to heal disease. Through homeopathy, practitioners can analyze and treat each person as an individual for a wide variety of symptoms, illness, and diseases.
Homeopathy can be used to treat almost any illness for which you would normally visit your GP for. Homeopathic remedies can be safely taken in conjunction with conventional medicine. A number of people do use homeopathy as an alternative to conventional treatments.
Homeopathic remedies act on the mind and body as a totality and stimulates the body's own inherent healing capability to improve the condition.
Click here for more scientific information on homeopathy.

Indican (urine) & PH Balance Testing

The urine indican (or Obermeyer) test is an efficient aid used by naturopathic doctors in the screening for bacterial links to digestive issues. The indican test is a quick and efficient screening exam that assays the possibility of dysbiosis using a patient's urine. During occasions of over-growth, bacteria intercept the amino acid tryptophan before it can be processed by the small intestine. They break it down into unique parts which are then absorbed by the small intestine, changed around in the liver, and then excreted in the urine.
  •  Blue Diaper Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diminished peristalsis
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hartnup's Disease (hereditary metabolism conditions)
  • Hypochlorhydia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Jejunal Diverticulosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth (SBBO)Increased protein or tryptophan consumption
A small amount of your urine is collected and treated with Obermeyer reagent (ferric chloride dissolved in hydrochloric acid) and chloroform. The color of the solution is then analyzed.

Meditation

Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one. The word meditation, is derived from two Latin words : meditari(to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation 'medha' means wisdom.

Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. Meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems around the world.

Some benefits of meditation are:

  • It lowers oxygen consumption.
  • It decreases respiratory rate.
  • It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
  • Increases concentration.
  • Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
  • May increase serotonin production.
  • Aids in emotional stress and anxiety relief.
  • May help in post-operative healing. May enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
There are several forms of meditation, but generally meditation is in a seated position, though it may also be done lying down. It may involve a series of deep breathing techniques, mantra recital, creative visualization practices, and quieting of the thoughts - aided by the direction of a meditation instructor. This may be done one-on-one with an instructor, or in any number of groups. It is extremely relaxing for the mind, and and body, though some people may need several sessions to practice quietting the mind, and understanding the proper techniques.

Detoxification

A "detox" is the removal of toxic substances the human body and additionally can refer to the period of withdrawal during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance. There are several forms of detoxification which may include but are not limited to a dietary detox, or an extraction detox such as the Ion Detox Footbath.

The Ion detox footbath is a powerful therapy in its ability to destract from both the circulatory and lymphatic system. It is a gentle yet powerful way to detox the body.

Some benefits of detox are:

  • Improve our Immune Function
  • Scavenge free radicals and eliminate toxins
  • Strengthen body’s fight against cancer cells and generate healthy cells in our body
  • Cleanse mucous, congestion, fermentation, inflammation in our digestive tract
  • Purify our blood
  • Reform our lifestyle addictions for sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc
An Ion footbath uses minerals and water to extract toxins from the body through the pores of the foot soles. Patients will be seated with their feet submerged in a boot bath and may return for periodic treatments.

A dietary detox requires a dietary and nutritional plan recommended by your naturopathic practitioner or nutritionist based on the information gathered by them. This process may last a few days, or several weeks to months or years in order to achieve the desired results of cleansing the body of impurities or toxins.

Colonics

Colonics is a natural and efficient way of ridding your body of these toxins which allows the lungs, liver, lymphatics, kidneys, skin, brain and other organs to work more efficiently.
  • Improves Digestion and Prevents Constipation
  • Increases Energy and Concentration
  • Jumpstarts Weight Loss
  • Supports Overall Colon Health
  • Encourages Whole Body Detox
Waste material especially that which has remained in the colon for some time (ie. impacted faeces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucus, parasites, worms, etc.) can cause many health issues because it can become quite toxic (poisonous). If these toxins are not eliminated from the bowel, they can re-enter and circulate in the bloodstream, making us feel ill, tired and weak.

Impacted materials on the lining of the bowel impair the colon’s ability to assimilate vitamins and minerals as well it can inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, slow transit time, and constipation. Conditions that usually respond well to colon cleansing include constipation, bloating, IBS, skin problems and spastic bowel symptoms.