Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that incorporates the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern scientific knowledge. The practice of naturopathic medicine involves disease diagnosis as well as treatment and prevention using natural therapies that include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic ... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that incorporates the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern scientific knowledge. The practice of naturopathic medicine involves disease diagnosis as well as treatment and prevention using natural therapies that include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture and lifestyle counseling. A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner distinguished by their practicing philosophy, which seeks to restore and maintain optimum health by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process. A naturopathic doctor views the individual from a wholistic perspective, incorporating the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting the patient. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than disease as an entity. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease by selecting treatments that are unique to the individual and not simply the symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. In Ontario, licensed Naturopathic Doctors have at least 7 years of post-secondary education, must graduate from an accredited educational institution, receive their professional licensing from the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) as well as complete and pass international licensing exams (NPLEX). Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario have recently become regulated under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) alongside medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and most other health-care providers in the province.


Skin Health Clinic

Our mission is to support your highest potential for health, wellness and longevity. Dr. Jen Newell understands that your skin is a reflection of your health and wellbeing. She uses the science of natural medicine and the latest technology to help you perform at your best and thrive on the inside and out. Most skin conditions arise from internal imbalances. Naturopathic skincare involves a comp... Read More

Our mission is to support your highest potential for health, wellness and longevity. Dr. Jen Newell understands that your skin is a reflection of your health and wellbeing. She uses the science of natural medicine and the latest technology to help you perform at your best and thrive on the inside and out. Most skin conditions arise from internal imbalances. Naturopathic skincare involves a comprehensive assessment of stress levels, hormonal imbalances, nutrition, digestion, and possible causes of inflammation is vital to the healing process. Our skin is often the first clue with regards to our overall health and vitality!


IV Vitamin Therapy

IV Vitamin therapy offers the unique ability to replenish the body’s micronutrients when the limitations of oral supplementation and diet cannot achieve a therapeutic dose. IV Therapy is an investment in your health and performance. Vitamin infusion allows your body to access the nutrients it needs to recover and perform optimally at a cellular level. Improving cell function and cellular commun... Read More

IV Vitamin therapy offers the unique ability to replenish the body’s micronutrients when the limitations of oral supplementation and diet cannot achieve a therapeutic dose. IV Therapy is an investment in your health and performance. Vitamin infusion allows your body to access the nutrients it needs to recover and perform optimally at a cellular level. Improving cell function and cellular communication has an impact on all of your organs, tissues and body systems which is why IV therapy is used to support a wide variety of symptoms and conditions.


Chiropractic

Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body has been mentioned since 1500 BC in Chinese and Greek writing. In fact, Hippocrates, the iconic Greek physician, published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation and the role of the spine in diagnosing and treating illness. The official beginning of the modern chiropractic professional dates back to 1895 when Canadian... Read More

Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body has been mentioned since 1500 BC in Chinese and Greek writing. In fact, Hippocrates, the iconic Greek physician, published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation and the role of the spine in diagnosing and treating illness. The official beginning of the modern chiropractic professional dates back to 1895 when Canadian, D.D. Palmer began to define the profession. Throughout the twentieth century, the profession has gained considerable recognition and scientific support. Chiropractic care is safe, effective and an important part of our comprehensive care delivery.


Registered Massage Therapy

At IHI, all massage therapy is provided by Registered Massage Therapists. Massage therapy is an important therapeutic tool for relaxation and deep muscular release. Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and is a highly effective therapy for a variety of conditions and general wellness promotion. Massage therapy enhances joint function, improves circulation, incr... Read More

At IHI, all massage therapy is provided by Registered Massage Therapists. Massage therapy is an important therapeutic tool for relaxation and deep muscular release. Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and is a highly effective therapy for a variety of conditions and general wellness promotion. Massage therapy enhances joint function, improves circulation, increases metabolism and promotes the overall healing process. It is effective for many conditions in which body relaxation and the reduction of swelling and muscle mobilization are required. Massage therapy helps to bring relief from the stresses of everyday living and injury.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves all concerns relating to a person’s pelvic health. The pelvic floor muscle group is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm. A person may be referred to a pelvic floor physiotherapist to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination ... Read More

Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves all concerns relating to a person’s pelvic health. The pelvic floor muscle group is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm.

A person may be referred to a pelvic floor physiotherapist to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, constipation, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse. Patients may even be looking for preventative treatment and training if pregnant or exercising under high intensity situations like CrossFit or weightlifting.
A pelvic floor physiotherapist who carries out these assessments and treatments are highly trained and a sensitive professional who will discuss these issues with you to determine the best and most effective treatment plan to suit your lifestyle and comfort.

Evidence repeatedly shows that the best assessment to determine pelvic floor function is an internal examination. It is the gold standard by which treatment of the pelvic floor has been carried out in Europe for over 30 years. When an internal assessment is conducted, research has shown that the treatments are more successful than if just verbally cued exercises and techniques are employed.

Assessing the pelvic floor without doing an internal exam is like an orthopaedic surgeon or physiotherapist doing a knee exam through a pair of pants. Treating any other body part without touching the body part to see which muscles are tight, or weak and how the joints move would be unacceptable.

Expect the gold standard at Integrative Health Institute for your assessment and treatment.


Counselling

“At times EVERYONE needs someone to talk to, without judgment, without attitude, with open arms” Counselling is a supportive and collaborative process where clients are assisted in dealing with aspects of their life that may be causing them turmoil, discomfort, stress, worry, fear, anger, and/or confusion. Counselling provides the client with a safe supportive place where they can explore th... Read More

“At times EVERYONE needs someone to talk to, without judgment, without attitude, with open arms” Counselling is a supportive and collaborative process where clients are assisted in dealing with aspects of their life that may be causing them turmoil, discomfort, stress, worry, fear, anger, and/or confusion. Counselling provides the client with a safe supportive place where they can explore these deep personal issues without fear of judgement. Counselling can help clients to identify coping strategies that are no longer working and offer new and effective ways of dealing with problems. Counselling can also provide valuable feedback regarding the interpretation and understanding of personal life experiences, helping clients to achieve new insights into themselves and their relationships. Counselling can be used at any time, for whatever reason, big or small. It is a vehicle of insight, change, prevention and life enhancement. At IHI, our counselor is has a Master’s of Scoial Work, a designation that facilitates insurance coverage with many employee benefit packages.


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is an evidence based medicine and is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world, dating back to the First Century BCE. TCM's understanding of the body is focused on the functional entities of the body and their ability to work harmoniously when the body is in a balanced and healthy state, or their disfunction when there is disease or health conditions. TCM seeks to... Read More

Chinese Medicine is an evidence based medicine and is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world, dating back to the First Century BCE. TCM's understanding of the body is focused on the functional entities of the body and their ability to work harmoniously when the body is in a balanced and healthy state, or their disfunction when there is disease or health conditions. TCM seeks to use presenting signs and symptoms to find the pattern of disease and therefore treat the root cause. This diagnostic method is rooted in TCM's idea that in order to understand a person's health, you must study the functional aspects, rather than the structures themselves. Treatment therapies in TCM include Acupuncture, Diet and Lifestyle counselling, Cupping, Massage, Herbal Medicine, exercises (Tai Chi/Qi Gong), as well as many other auxiliary techniques.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncture practitioners use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body's ability to heal itself.

Over the three decades or so in which acupuncture has gained popularity in the North America, it has been proven by an increasing body of scientific evidence to be not only exceptionally safe, but statistically effective as well.

The World Health Organization lists 28 diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment. It further lists 63 conditions where acupuncture has been shown to be affective, but further study is needed.

TCM and Acupuncture are a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario. In order to practice TCM and Acupuncture a practitioner must be a member of the CTCMPAO.


Therapeutic Yoga

Our Yoga is Medicine… More than just physical exercise, we work to help you become healthier, happier and rejuvenated as you travel your journey to greater physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Our instructors will work with you to improve the health of your body and mind while providing an oasis from the stress of an urban lifestyle. This is an opportunity for you to connect, build resilie... Read More

Our Yoga is Medicine…
More than just physical exercise, we work to help you become healthier, happier and rejuvenated as you travel your journey to greater physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Our instructors will work with you to improve the health of your body and mind while providing an oasis from the stress of an urban lifestyle. This is an opportunity for you to connect, build resilience and grow. This is not your average drop in class, this is a 6 week yoga therapy program dedicated to your health.

All levels of yoga participants are welcome to attend, and our emphasis is towards beginner and intermediate students.


Integrative Nutrition Coaching

This 3-month program is designed to support your transformation process! You are working with one of our Naturopathic Doctors and have a clear vision and strategy for your nutrition and health goals. Following a diet, online programs, or meal plan has not worked for you because need a strategy that will adapt to your life and is tailored to your health needs. You are suffering from informati... Read More

This 3-month program is designed to support your transformation process!
You are working with one of our Naturopathic Doctors and have a clear vision and strategy for your nutrition and health goals.
Following a diet, online programs, or meal plan has not worked for you because need a strategy that will adapt to your life and is tailored to your health needs.
You are suffering from information overload and need someone to cut through the bull$#*t so that you can save time and take action.
You have complex health needs and you need the support of a nutritionist who is working with your Naturopathic Doctor.
You want to start a new style of diet (plant-based, paleo, keto, food sensitivity elimination etc) and need someone who has the knowledge and experience to help you make this healthy lifestyle change.
You understand the value of your health and the value of a great coach and are looking to develop a relationship of true support and…
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