Erin Mills Optimum Health is now open for all patients, with updated Health and Safety procedures in place.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture-n-Traditional-Chinese-Medicine

This system of diagnosis and treatment includes the use of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. A Naturopathic Doctor will observe the pulse and tongue to understand the strength or weaknesses in the patients body. Acupressure is extremely effective as a treatment during labour to help with tolerating contractions.

Homeopathic Medicine

Minute amounts of a substance are given to stimulate the body to reestablish homeostasis or balance. A Homeopathic remedy will be prescribed after the Naturopathic Doctor has understood the mental, emotional and physical aspects of the patient’s illness and overall health. It can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Lifestyle Counseling

Lifestyle-Counseling

General lifestyle counseling regarding exercise, diet, habits, as well as psychological counseling are a part of treating all aspects of every individual.

Hydrotherapy

Uses of hot water, steam and warming socks can be used at home to stimulate immune health.

B12 Shots

B12-shots

B12 is very important for the nervous system, energy and memory.
B12 Shots are very helpful for those individuals who do not absorb vitamins well through their digestive system. This is especially the case with celiac and inflammatory bowel disorders and for those over 50 years old. As people get older the stomach’s acid naturally decreases thus decreasing Vitamin B12 absorption.

NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques)

NAED is a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing, and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic treatment, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. One allergen is treated at a time. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens.

Lab Tests

Lab-Tests

For each patient there is a wide variety of testing available such as:

  • Fertility analysis (blood, saliva, sperm)
  • Hormone assessment (blood, saliva)
  • Food sensitivity testing (IgE, IgG)
  • Heavy metal testing (hair, blood, urine)
  • Vitamin and mineral analysis (hair, blood)
  • Cholesterol, Liver, blood sugar and immune function testing (blood)
  • Adrenal analysis (saliva)
  • Neurological analysis–neurotransmitter testing (urine, saliva)
  • Broad spectrum stool analysis (parasites, bacteria, malabsorption, inflammation)

Naturopathic Doula Care

Naturopathic-Doula-Care

The reason for having a Doula at your birth is to help make the experience a comfortable and joyful one for you and your baby. She provides physical and emotional support throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. A Doula will provide information ahead of time so that parents can make informed choices for their birth plan and feel a sense of empowerment.

Having a Doula present at your birth decreases rates of medical intervention substantially (such as oxytocin, epidurals and C-sections). Women report feeling a sense of accomplishment and have better overall impression of their birth experience with a Doula at their side.

A Doula works along with the women’s partner and their primary health care provider (midwife, OB or family doctor). She does not “catch” the baby. She is there solely to support the parents or parent to be. Naturopathic Doulas can provide support such as acupuncture or acupressure, homeopathic remedies, suggestions for position changes during labour, provide emotional support for the woman, provide massage and many more.

Doula services include:

  • One complimentary “meet and greet”
  • Two prenatal appointments
  • Attendance at time of birth
  • One postnatal appointment

Kirsten Almon, ND provides Naturopathic Doula services at Erin Mills Optimum Health. Please contact the clinic for a “meet and greet”.

IV Therapy

IV-Therapy

Dr. Ashley Chauvin ND is certified by the BDDT-N to practice IV therapy in Ontario.

Intravenous (IV) therapy involves the administration of nutrients in high concentrations to rapidly improve cellular healing. Normally, cells in the digestive tract facilitate the absorption of nutrients. However, in IV therapy the digestive tract is bypassed with the direct infusion into the bloodstream. This allows the cells to rapidly obtain nutrients needed to repair, regenerate, and regain strength. The IV method of administration also allows much higher doses to enter the cells than would be possible through ingestion alone. For example, some people will experience digestive upset if they take several grams of vitamin C orally. These negative effects can be avoided through the IV method.

IV therapy is particularly helpful for:

  • Poor digestion, such as inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis and food sensitivities
  • Cancer treatment and has been shown to increase effectiveness of chemotherapy
  • Athletic performance
  • To speed recovery from acute infection
  • Chronic stress and/or illness
  • Prevent and treatment of migraines
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Fibromyalgia, depression and CFS