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!


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.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession which seeks to assist people in attaining optimal functioning. It is a form of rehabilitation which is useful pre- and post-surgery, in dealing with chronic pain and illness, as well as recovering from injury. Physiotherapists also have a role in educating people in health promotion and disease prevention. In Canada, physiotherapists are curr... Read More

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession which seeks to assist people in attaining optimal functioning. It is a form of rehabilitation which is useful pre- and post-surgery, in dealing with chronic pain and illness, as well as recovering from injury. Physiotherapists also have a role in educating people in health promotion and disease prevention. In Canada, physiotherapists are currently required to have obtained a master's level physical therapy degree through an accredited university program and to have successfully completed a national exam in order to be licensed.

Myofascial Release, as taught by John F. Barnes, is a holistic, hands-on approach to treatment which seeks to, not only treat an individual's symptoms, but to also find the cause, acknowledging both the body and the mind. Through the application of sustained pressure directly on the skin, fascial restrictions can be released without force, assisting in the relief of pain, the regaining of movement, and the desired optimal functioning.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses issues for both women and men. For women, it can assist with concerns related to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, menopausal symptoms, incontinence, and pelvic pain syndromes. For men, pelvic floor physio can also be helpful for reproductive health, incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes, prostate concerns and erectile dysfunction. Treatment of the pelvic floor can also be beneficial for persistent, treatment resistant low back and hip pain. Assessment and treatment both have an internal vaginal or rectal component and an external, holistic approach that addresses the surrounding structure and musculature.


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.



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