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NATUROPATHIC TREATMENTS

We offer a variety of treatment options to serve the diverse needs of our patients. Whether you’re seeking a solution or management for a clinical condition, preventative health, or looking for natural anti-aging treatments, you will find it at Port Moody Health. After a comprehensive assessment, your naturopathic physician will recommend a personalized naturopathic or integrative treatment plan aimed at resolving the root cause or contributors to your health issues, in line with your preferences. Our multi-modal and whole-person approach to health care involves the use of evidence-based naturopathic therapies (some are listed below) combined with conventional therapies where indicated (such as physical medicine, pharmaceuticals or hormone therapies).

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PERSONALIZED CLINICAL NUTRITION

Naturopathic physicians are specially trained in the field of clinical nutrition, which involves the therapeutic use of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and food products. Using assessments based on patient history, physical examination, symptoms, diet and possibly laboratory data, nutrient deficiencies are identified and then treated in the appropriate manner.

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INTRAVENOUS NUTRIENT THERAPIES

Intravenous (I.V.) therapy and injection (intramuscular, subcutaneous) of vitamins, minerals and homeopathics is a safe and effective way to deliver nutrients in a timely and efficient manner.

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BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)

Bio-identical hormones are identical in structure to the hormones made by your body. They are a safer and more natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement.

When natural levels of hormones (such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormone and DHEA) decline, BHRT can be used to restore hormonal balance in men and women.

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NATURAL ALLERGY TREATMENT

Sublingual immunotherapy is the treatment of allergies via oral dosing (drops under the tongue) of small amounts of the allergen (the substance the individual is allergic to). It is currently offered for the treatment of airborne allergens eg: cat/dog dander, tree & grass pollen, dust mites, moulds. SLIT treatment is currently offered at many prestigious hospitals, such as John Hopkins.

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ACUPUNCTURE

Specific acupuncture points are carefully selected and stimulated in combination during a treatment session. Acupuncture points lie on energy channels (meridians) that are directly related to specific organs and physiological functions. Research has shown that acupuncture is an extremely effective approach to pain-management of various injuries and expedites the healing process. In addition, there has been extensive research documenting the effectiveness of acupuncture combined with various other treatments for infertility, as well as a number of other hormonal and physiological imbalances.

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Colon hydrotherapy is a safe effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of pharmaceutical agents. By introducing purified, temperature and pressure regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. During a treatment, several “fill and empty” cycles of the colon are performed within a standard 45-minute treatment session.

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CHELATION THERAPY

The word chelate is derived from the Greek word chele, which refers to the claw of a crab or lobster, implying a strong binding action by the chelating agent to another compound. Chelation therapy involves administering specific agents (orally or intravenously) to bind toxic compounds in the blood or tissues of the body.

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PROLOTHERAPY

Prolotherapy is also known as non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction. It is an alternative to invasive surgical joint repair and/or joint replacement and is commonly used as a treatment for chronic pain. It is a simple and natural technique that stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself – the term “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.

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TRIGGER POINT INJECTION THERAPY

Trigger Point Injection Therapy was originally developed in Germany for the safe and effective treatment of a variety of health conditions and has been widely used in Europe since the 1940’s. In the treatment of pain, trigger point injections are used to release tense areas of muscle and fascia (often felt to the patient as deep “knot”), to restore the flow of blood, oxygen and nerve conduction in the local area and distant regions affected by the proximal trigger point.

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FAR INFRARED SAUNA

Infrared Sauna therapy works by emitting a wavelength of red spectrum waves (far infra red rays or FIR) which are beneficial to the human body. Their safety is undisputed – even doctors in hospitals use them to warm newborn babies. FIR are naturally occurring light waves that we receive from the beneficial portion of sunlight. Unlike other saunas, infrared saunas operate a temperature of 90-145 F compared to a traditional sauna that operates at 185-230 F.

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OZONE & HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Oxygen therapies (aka oxidative therapies) have been used for over 120 years. They first appeared in mainstream medical journals in 1888. Since that time, many countries around the world have integrated oxidative therapies into their mainstream medical practices as a safe, effective and widely applicable medical therapy that enhances the body’s innate healing powers.

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ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS

At Port Moody Health, we offer non-surgical solutions for facial and body rejuvenation. Whether it’s fine lines and wrinkles or fat and cellulite reduction, we have treatment options that are safe, effective and require no downtime.

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REIKI

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect to their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy within themselves and to help others. When a person’s energy flow is balanced their body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it can lead to symptoms of physical and emotional imbalance.