Family Naturopathic Clinic
Natural and Preventive Medicine
Pediatrics - Women’s Health - Men’s Health - Geriatrics
265 Carling Avenue (at Bronson) Suite 610, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2E1
He obtained his B.Sc. in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
He is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors Ontario, the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED NATURALLY
Naturopathic treatments can help children with various medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, gastro-intestinal conditions, skin problems, headaches, diabetes, learning disorders, and Down Syndrome.
Allergies and Asthma
People with seasonal allergies commonly react to pollens and grasses such as ragweed. A recent study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine linked the regular use of household cleaning agents with asthma. By treating the whole body, a person with these conditions can optimize their health.
The desire to succeed at work or school can lead to a great deal of stress in our fast-paced world. Our bodies try to compensate, yet chronic stress often leads to disease. Chemicals in our environment can hinder people's ability to have children. Women can experience PMS and bloating, anxiety, depression, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. Women also suffer symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, emotional fluctuations, and possible bone loss that could develop into osteoporosis. Men experience hormonal changes over time related to stress or the aging process. These conditions can all be treated with nutritional supplements, botanicals, homeopathic medicines, proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, and exercise.
Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in Canada. The number of Canadians with Type II diabetes is expected to climb to three million in the next three years. Diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage to the extremities, and kidney failure. Natural medicines reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and minimize the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and often reduce the spread of cancer while supporting your overall health.
NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL SERVICES
As seen on Balance TV with Dr. Marla Shapiro, the Bowen Technique is designed to address both acute and long-standing musculoskeletal conditions such as frozen shoulder, TMJ misalignment, sciatica, back pain, hiatus hernia, colic, ear infections, respiratory conditions, motor vehicle accidents, and incontinence.
The World Health Organization recognizes 55 medical conditions that are effectively treated using acupuncture including: hay fever, depression, headaches, knee pain, low back pain, morning sickness, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, sprains, strokes, and tennis elbow. A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that individuals with back pain that were treated with acupuncture had lasting relief in contrast to patients receiving medications and other medical treatments.
Pre-and Post Surgery Supplementation
Supplements and natural medicines before and after surgery, including dental work, reduce recovery time and aid the healing of scar tissue.
Smoking Cessation Plan
Cigarette smoke contains over 50 known carcinogens. The Stop Smoking Cessation Plan uses a combination of supplements, homeopathic medicines, and acupuncture treatments to help you beat this life-threatening addiction.
At Family Naturopathic Clinic a variety of laboratory tests are performed to help diagnose the root cause of your specific condition, and to objectively monitor your progress. These tests include routine blood work, food sensitivity testing, salivary hormone testing (to determine specific hormonal imbalances), hair mineral analysis, comprehensive gastro-intestinal tests, cardiovascular tests, and bone-resorption tests.
To make an appointment please call the clinic at 613 230-6100.
Parking is free. Please note that the clinic is wheelchair accessible.