Naturopathic Services

Naturopathic medicine involves the integration of several modalities to enhance an individual's overall health. With naturopathic medicine the patient plays an active role in their health care and can choose the treatment options they are most comfortable with. The following are the modalities used by a Naturopathic Doctor:

  • Nutrition/Dietary Counseling
    Proper nutrition is essential for achieving optimal health. Dietary changes are important for preventing nutrient deficiencies, treating disease and improving overall health. Supervised cleanses or special diets may also be recommended to identify food sensitivities, detoxify the body and to treat a variety of illnesses.
  • Supplements and Vitamins
    People often choose supplements that they heard about in the media or that a friend suggested. With new natural products being constantly developed and studied it can be overwhelming trying to determine what to take. Naturopathic doctor have extensive knowledge in natural supplements and can recommend supplements based on an individual's unique health complaints. They are also trained in pharmaceutical medications, which is important to limit drug and nutrient interactions.
  • Acupuncture
    Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on bringing the body back to a healthy state by reestablishing the proper flow of Chi (energy) in the body. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine which can be used for virtually all health concerns.
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
    Facial rejuvenation is a form of cosmetic acupuncture that is natural way of minimizing visible signs of aging and other skin complaints. It has gained significant popularity over the last few years as an alternative to cosmetic surgery.
  • Herbal Medicine
    Herbal preparations were once the primary method of healing in North America and are the basis of many modern pharmaceutical agents. It is evident from their extensive use throughout history that herbs are an effective and safe form of treatment when used properly. Herbal medicine can be used for a variety of conditions and come in several forms including fresh herbs, teas, tinctures, salves, and standardized extracts.
  • Lifestyle Counseling and Stress Management
    Naturopathic medicine is an integrative form of medicine that seeks to restore balance on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Disease can result when there is a disturbance in any of these areas of a person's life. Therefore lifestyle changes are essential for obtaining optimal health.
  • Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathy has been used for hundreds of years and is based on the theory that "like cures like." It is a gentle and inexpensive form of treatment as only small quantities of substances are used which stimulate the body's vital energy and promote healing.

Laboratory Testing - the following are some of the tests available through our clinic:

  •  Food allergy testing (IgG blood test)
  •  Heavy metal analysis
  •  Salivary testing for hormonal imbalances and adrenal function
  •  Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
  •  Standard blood tests

Massage Services

Massage therapy is an effective treatment option for relieving pain and discomfort, increasing range of motion, improving circulation and reducing mental and physical stress.
Everyone is different with the type of massage that they will prefer. By offering two very unique registered massage therapists at the Tecumseh Naturopathic Clinic people are sure to find a therapist that will suit their needs.
Some of the techniques that our therapists are trained in include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage - is a type of massage directed at easing severe tension in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. By applying firm pressure the massage therapist can loosen tension in an area of the body resulting in increased mobility and a reduction in pain.
  • Soft Tissue Release - this is a technique in which pressure is applied to muscle or connective tissue while the therapist applies stretches. This results in a release of the injured muscle allowing it to return to its original resting length.
  • Relaxation Massage - during a relaxation massage smooth gliding techniques are used with gentle to moderate pressure. It can be helpful for relaxing the nervous system, enhancing circulation and relieving minor muscle pain.
  • Myofascial Release - is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure on myofascial connective tissue to reduce pain and increase motion. It is directed at reducing myofascial restrictions that occur following trauma, surgery or chronic inflammation.
  • Myofascial Release - is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure on myofascial connective tissue to reduce pain and increase motion. It is directed at reducing myofascial restrictions that occur following trauma, surgery or chronic inflammation.
  • Manual Lymph Drainage - is a gentle form of massage which uses a specific amount of pressure and unique circular motions to encourage the natural flow of lymph through the body. It can be used to treat lymphedema, chronic sinusitis and other immune dysfunctions.
  • Sports Massage - athletes have an increased risk of developing acute muscle and joint injuries, chronic strain injuries and arthritis. Massage can help by preventing injuries, relieving muscle tension and improving recovery time.
  • Pregnancy Massage - is a beneficial type of massage for both mom and baby. Pregnancy is often associated with discomfort, fatigue, decreased circulation and stress which are all things that massage can be helpful for.

 If you know ahead of time that you would like a specific type of massage then we can suggest a therapist that would be best for you as some of our therapists have completed specialized training in certain techniques. If you are new to massage you probably won't know what type of massage you are looking for and that is alright as well. Your therapist will use a variety of massage techniques to fit your individual needs.