Our team combines the best of Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Counselling. We emphasize the science of sound medical knowledge with the intuition and creative thinking that embodies the art of medicine. We work collaboratively with our clients to find solutions that address the cause of their concerns. Scroll down to view a short description of each of the modalities we offer. For more information on a particular service please click the title to link that modalities main page.
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. For more information of Naturopathic Medicine click here Book with a Naturopathic Doctor
“At times EVERYONE needs someone to talk to, without judgment, without attitude, with open arms” Counseling 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. Counseling provides the client with a safe supportive place where they can explore these deep personal issues without fear of judgement. Counseling can help clients to identify coping strategies that are no longer working and offer new and effective ways of dealing with problems. Counseling 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. Counseling 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 Social Work, a designation that facilitates insurance coverage with many employee benefit packages.
These days nutrition is a complicated subject. Are carbs good or bad? Which type of fats should you eat? What is Vitamin D and where can you find it? Eating used to be intuitive but that’s not the case in today’s modern world. A Nutritionist can help you make sense of the complicated food environment. Using personalized nutrition and a whole foods approach, a Nutritionist takes into account your unique needs and lifestyle. They look at factors surrounding food choice such as sleep, stress, and mood, to develop an individualized plan to help you reach your goals. There is no one size fits all dietary approach, that’s why our Nutritionist will sort through the evidence and figure out what’s going to work for you! Food is fuel, and nutrient imbalances can affect every system of the body. Our Nutritionist will provide recommendations for foods and lifestyle techniques that will bring your body back into balance, whether it be digestive troubles, hormonal issues, mood difficulties, or others. Click here to learn more about our Infinite Nutrition Program.