Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

NATUROPATHY IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine.  The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease.  Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits.  Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as part of process rather than as an entity. 

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient - their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors.  In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/ acupuncture, may also be used during treatments. 

In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession's infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-art scientific research. 

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors www.cand.ca

 

NUTRITION

Food is the only fuel that your body uses to build and repair each and every cell. Each person has a specific need for the right fuel at the right time. Beyond that, there may be absorption issues or higher demands for certain nutrients.  Having a personalized plan that suits your life and meets your food and nutrition needs is a cornerstone to feeling strong, having energy and fighting illness as well as preventing age related disease.

At Rosedale Wellness Centre, nutrition works in conjunction with our naturopathic protocol.

 

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been developed and practiced for over 2000 years. TCM is considered relatively safe and effective method because of its wholistic approach to the body. TCM works as both treatment and prevention of disease and/or
disorders by using various modalities such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, Qi Gong (exercise), Tuina (Chinese hands-on therapy), moxibustion (heat therapy) and others.

What does acupuncture do?

Acupuncture uses sterile and disposable needles to enhance self-rectifying function of our body. Acupuncture can redirect, strengthen and invigorate energy circulation, to achieve balance between body energy and substances. The needles are extremely fine
and made of surgical stainless steels. An acupuncturist inserts the needles into the skin with minimal discomfort. Once the needles are all in place, most patients feel calm and relaxed.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

There are over 350 herbs used in TCM, comprised mostly of plants, but also including animal products and minerals. Each single herb had been analyzed according to its properties (taste and temperature), internal organs it affects, and actions and indications.
Chinese herbal medicine is commonly used in a form of formula, ranging up to average 8-14 single herbs.

Common Indications of TCM

  •  Pain Management
  • Gastro-intestinal Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Stress, Depression and Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Men’s and Women’s Problems
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Boosting Immune System
 

ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Acupuncture

The key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of Chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy.  The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin.  A Naturopathic Doctor will use Eastern herbs and/ or  acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving this balance.  Acupuncture is the use of very fine needles which are inserted into specific meridian points.  The practice of acupuncture has been around for over two thousand years and has proven to be very effective especially for pain relief and chronic illness.

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors  www.cand.ca

 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture to enhance beauty dates back to China's Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) This ancient treatment was reserved during this time to Chinese Royalty and the elite. Known in China as Mei Rong, these techniques are now known in the West as:

  • Acupuncture Facelift
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

 

How does it work?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a virtually pain-free, entirely natural process, which mobilizes and directs one's own internal resources, the body's "Qi", to rejuvenate the face and revitalize the whole body. This non-toxic, health-promoting method uses the time-tested methods of Acupuncture to erase years from your face-  safely,  painlessly and without surgery or side effects. 

It treats from the inside-out to create radiant  health and enhances one's appearance by diminishing the signs of stress and aging.  Hair-fine needles are placed to stimulate and reinvigorate the body's energy flow.  The effects are improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, the smoothing of wrinkles, a brighter complexion and overall rejuvenation.

 

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation

  • May erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face
  • Improves muscle and skin tone
  • Increases the production and dispersal of collagen
  • Reduces sagging and swelling
  • Eliminates fine lines and decreases large wrinkles
  • Moisturizes the skin by increasing circulation of blood and lymph to the face
  • Improves facial colour
  • Reduces double chin
  • Tightens pores
  • Brightens eyes
  • Helps lift droopy eyelids
  • Slows the aging process
  • Improves hormonal balance to help reduce acne
  • Promotes overall health and wellbeing
  • Brings out innate beauty and radiance

 

VARICOSE VEINS INJECTIONS

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used in the treatment of varicose veins.  Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution or 'sclerosant' directly into the vein.  This solution 'scleroses' the vein - that is, irritates the inner vein walls causing them to thicken and seal off the vein.  Gradually the body converts the sclerosed vein into scar tissue which cannot be seen or felt.

 The initial consultation for varicose vein sclerotherapy is covered by OHIP.  On this visit, the type of treatments will be determined.

 

CERTIFIED HYNOTHERAPIST 


Price List & Service

*All prices include HST (unless otherwise stated)

* Some services may be covered by Private Insurance, Auto Insurance or WSIB. (Click here to download a printable version)

Naturopathy
 
Consultation - 10 minute
no charge
Initial visit - one hour
$140.00
Subsequent visits - 30 minutes
$90.00
   

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine  
Initial visit $110.00 
Subsequent 30 min visit $70.00 
Subsequent 45 min visit $90.00 

 

Acupuncture
     
Initial session $110.00 
30 minute session $70.00 
45 minute session $90.00 
60 minute session $110.00 
   

 

Varicose Veins Injections
 
Consultation
Covered by OHIP
Injections
 To be Determined According to Treatment Plan
   

 

 

Certified Hypnotherapist
 
Consultation
TBD