There is a kind of healthcare that teaches people how to live and feel healthier. A kind of healthcare that uses food as medicine. A kind of healthcare that takes the time to know people and create treatment plans to suite their individual needs. This is naturopathic medicine.
Naturopathic medicine can treat a wide range of conditions using natural treatments.
IBS, diarrhea, constipation, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease
Chronic fatigue from known and unknown causes, adrenal fatigue
Hypothyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Graves disease, hyperthyroidism
PMS, menopause, fibroids, heavy, irregular and or painful periods
Fertility, optimal pregnancy, optimal mother and baby health, postnatal care
Acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis
Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica
Please contact me if your conditions isn't listed here.
Any of the following naturopathic modalities may be used alone or in combination, depending on the individual and the condition(s) being treated.
Botanical medicine combines traditional knowledge and modern scientific research on medicinal plants and is used as a safe and effective treatment for a number of conditions. Medicinal plants can be used as food, herbal teas, capsule form or in an alcohol-based extract.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been shown to to be effective for anxiety and depression, pain management, hormonal imbalances and many other conditions.
Nutrition is one of the important pillars of health. This includes dietary modifications and supplementing with minerals and vitamins when appropriate.
The lifestyle we lead has a significant impact on our health, stress being the main culprit. Strategies and tips for managing stress are an important part any treatment plan.
High dose methylcobalamin (active form of vitamin B12) may be used to correct deficiencies and to treat symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, etc. Ask Dr. Purdy in your next visit if this treatment is appropriate for you.
Procaine, a mild anesthetic, is injected into specific areas on the body. Used to treat acute and chronic pain, nerve pain, headaches, scars, and more.
Get softer, smoother, firmer and more even toned skin naturally, using your body's ability to heal itself. With this treatment, healing factors from your own blood are concentrated and re-injected into the skin to stimulate a healing process. It can be used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, aging skin, scars, discolouration and acne.
Treatment is beneficial for men and women experiencing hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the scalp, stimulating hair follicles to go into an active, hair producing phase and prolonging the active phase of hair follicles that are currently in this phase. For more information, visit: http://reneepurdy.com/prphair/
Advanced laboratory testing is available and performed in office or at home. Lab testing is helpful is providing targeted treatment for faster results.
Hormone imbalances can cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue, difficulty sleeping, difficult weight loss, menstrual irregularities, infertility, etc. Testing available includes thyroid, cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone. Dr Purdy will assess your complete health history to determine what testing is appropriate for you.
Vitamin D is considered to be the body's most important vitamin. It is estimated that more than 30% of Canadians are deficient in vitamin D. Maintaining adequate levels is essential not only for bone health, but to prevent certain cancers, to maintain a balanced mood and to help prevent many chronic conditions. Testing is available to ensure your vitamin D levels are adequate.
Food sensitivities cause chronic health problems such as digestive complaints, brain fog, eczema, difficult weight loss etc. This food sensitivity panel tests 120+ different items for sensitivities.
Candida overgrowth can cause a wide range of symptoms from fatigue and brain fog to digestive concerns and chronic yeast infections. This test can help us determine if there is Candida overgrowth for more targeted treatment.
A lab test showing a complete picture of thyroid function, including: - TSH - Free T3 - Free T4 - Anti-TPO - Anti-TG - Reverse T3
Your first visit will be 75 to 90 minutes in duration, during which Dr. Purdy will go through an extensive intake process including your current health concerns, past medical history and other relevant information. A focused physical exam may also be performed. In most cases, treatment will be initiated.
Follow-up visits are 30 to 45 minutes in duration and are used to fine tune treatment, monitor progress, perform in-office treatment such as acupuncture, to perform or follow-up on laboratory testing and complete required physical exams. New concerns may also be brought up in follow-up visits.
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