Are you looking for a Vancouver Naturopath? Naturopathic Medicine blends the science of medicine with the art of natural remedies and a holistic approach to health. Naturopathic Physicians receive 8 years of education: a 4 year bachelor’s degree in pre-med, followed by 4 years of academic and clinical training at a recognized Naturopathic Medical school.
Naturopathic Medicine excels at the prevention of disease and at optimizing health, in addition to effectively treating existing disease conditions. It is covered by most extended medical plans.
The foundation of the Naturopathic approach is based on individualized patient care with a focus on treating the cause and healing from within. The following are the basic modalities the Dr. Peddle uses in her practice:
Nutritional Counseling and Supplements
Nutrition and Lifestyle form the foundation of good health; therefore simple changes made in these areas have the capacity to drastically re-vitalize your life. Supplements are also used therapeutically to effectively prevent and treat illnesses.
Acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago and has now been integrated as an important modality in Naturopathic Medicine. It has been shown to be effective in treating pain, anxiety, insomnia, PMS, fertility problems, smoking and addictions as well as numerous digestive, circulatory and respiratory problems.
Herbal Medicine is an ancient modality that uses the healing power of plants to treat a variety of complaints and diseases. Tinctures, dried herbs and capsules containing high grade herbs or herbal extracts effectively establish, maintain and restore health.
Bowen therapy is a gentle and non-invasive physical medicine that acts on the nervous system by stimulating various muscles in the body. It effectively treats most musculo-skeletal pain or injury as well as many other conditions, such as kidney infections, infertility, bed wetting, constipation/diarrhea, headaches, etc. It helps manage stress and is very relaxing.
Homeopathy is a 200 year old medicine that does not interfere with natural or pharmaceutical medications. It uses small doses of substances which are carefully selected according to each individual case to stimulate the body’s own systems to heal the body, mind and spirit.
Infra Red Sauna
Infrared sauna therapy creates a comfortable, deep penetrating heat that facilitates several therapeutically beneficial effects such as weight loss, detoxification, pain relief, stress reduction, improved circulation and increased immune response.
Detoxification is useful in treating existing disease states as well as for maintaining optimal health. With so many environmental toxins in our world today in the foods we eat, in cleaning solutions, in pesticides etc, it is important to reduce the body’s toxic burden and to facilitate drainage. You can expect to use a combination of therapies which commonly include dietary modifications, supplements or homeopathic drainage.
Counseling and Mind-Body Medicine
Physical conditions impact our emotional experiences and vice versa. Stress hormones can affect all of our biological systems therefore maintaining good health means managing stress and processing un-resolved emotions. Breathing techniques, esoteric acupuncture, constitutional homeopathy and counseling are some of the approaches I use, in addition to referring for massage, reiki, yoga or exercise programs.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to:
Women’s Health: breast health, fertility, menopause transition, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, PMS, pre-conception planning
ADD/ADHD, autism, dermatological problems, digestive problems, ear infections, food sensitivities, sleeping problems
allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, auto-immune disease, candida, cardiovascular disease, crohns disease, depression, dermatological problems, diabetes, fatigue, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, hypo/hyperthyroidism, insomnia, men’s health, MS, osteoporosis, pain, smoking cessation, ulcerative colitis, urinary tract infections, weight loss
Naturopathic Physicians at Elements Wellness CentreBriana: Thumb Bio
Briana Peddle, BSc., ND is a Naturopathic family physician and a board certified Acupuncturist
Call Elements Wellness Centre today to book your Naturopath appointment – (604) 732-9355