The DCN Toolkit
Hippocrates said it millennia ago: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Clinical nutrition is the targeted application of food to alter health. What we put into our bodies results in what we get out. It makes perfect sense then to use food as a cornerstone of medicine.
Plants have been used for centuries to balance and heal the body. Naturopathic Doctors are extensively trained and skilled in the use of botanical medicines to ensure their safe and effective use in combination with other medicines. Dr. Reid uses her exhaustive knowledge of plant medicine to blend customized tinctures and teas specific to your health needs.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine spanning thousands of years. Blending ancient knowledge with modern medical theory, acupuncture has proven effective for the treatment of a broad range of medical conditions. Treatments are designed uniquely for each patient and thus begin with a thorough history and physical examination. Acupuncture excels in the treatment of musculoskeletal or neurological pain, fertility issues, mental health & wellness, digestive disorders and sports injuries.
Homeopathy was designed in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann several centuries ago. Based upon the premise that ‘like cures like’, homeopathic remedies are very gentle medicines created from plants, animals or minerals. Being safe and non-toxic, they are an excellent treatment choice for all manor of patients including infants, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, and those taking prescriptive medications.
Naturopathic Physicians are licensed in British Columbia to use spinal manipulations (adjustments) as physical therapy for pain and altered movement. By locating, diagnosing and correcting joint and associated muscular dysfunction, Dr. Reid uses spinal manipulation to resolve pain and return the body to normal function and movement.
IV Vitamin Therapy delivers high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream, effectively replenishing and restoring exactly what the body needs. Used for both acute and chronic conditions, formulations are tailored to your health needs. It’s time to get juicy!
Our lifestyle has an enormous impact on our health. Its not what we DO, but how we choose to BE that makes the true difference in our health. Unpacking the relationships we have with our sleep, our fitness and our stress are all part of the ‘lifestyle’ equation.
We use a variety of lab tests and diagnostic procedures such as bloodwork, saliva testing, urinary hormone testing, hair analysis and PAP tests to understand your full health picture.
Dr. Reid holds her prescriptive license and uses prescriptive medicines where necessary to support the body’s healing process. As natural medicines have a powerful impact on the body, prescriptive medicines may need to be adjusted from time to time. Dr. Reid will work integratively with your medical doctor to adjust any medications you may be on to ensure you are always taking what you need in the correct dosing to ensure optimal efficacy and safety.
Dr. Reid is licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medicines and is exhaustively trained in the interactions that may occur between pharmaceutical and natural medications. You are in extremely good hands here.