Other Therapies

Doctors Naturae provides a range of naturopathic therapies to complement the health care you receive already from your Medical Doctor.

Contact us for an appointment to determine which available treatment option is right for you.


Frank Chen, M.D (China), R. TCMP, R. Ac

Karen Karall, Pain, Anxiety, Immune Fuction

Rose Marie Mueller, Biofeedback

Mahsa Asasi Pharm, D., D.H.M.H.S

Maria D. McKim, Certified Bowenwork/Bowtech Practitioner

Marcia Rodrigues BIE

Sandi Loytomaki, Student of OMT

Sandy Carruthers, Reiki

Vicky Hachey RNH

  • Acupuncture
  • Auricular Medicine
  • BioEnergetic Testing
  • Energy Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnosis
  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Salt Cave Therapy
  • About Acupuncture
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy


Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. Very thin needles are inserted into these specific points and used to increase or decrease the flow of "chi" or energy in the body bringing it toward optimal balance. Once the needles are placed there is often a feeling of deep relaxation. Acupuncture can be used to treat a multitude of symptoms and conditions such as chronic or acute pain, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, depression, back, neck, shoulder or sciatic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia and infertility. Acupuncture can be used as a preventative treatment against colds, flus and viruses by boosting the immune system. Many Doctors strongly recommend Acupuncture, such as Dr. Oz.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Described by THE TIMES as a "viable alternative to cosmetic surgery", the "acupuncture facelift" is the most recent non-invasive procedure designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving the overall appearance of the skin. Based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, it helps the whole body to look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the aging process. The use of Acupuncture to slow the visible effects of aging began in China in the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD). In traditional Chinese medicine, it is known as 'Chinese Medical Cosmetology'. Studies published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that of 300 test cases who received facial rejuvenation, 90% showed results after one course of treatments.

Fine needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the body's natural energies, or Qi.

Since muscle groups are addressed as well the acupuncture points, the face lifts itself, via the acupuncture points, through the muscles' toning and tightening action. The needles also stimulate blood and circulation, which improves facial colour.

What is Cupping Therapy?

This traditional, time -honoured treatment remains favoured by millions of people worldwide because it is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, increase blood circulation, lighten stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available as well as lymphatic drainage due to its "negative pressure" effects.

Benefits to Clients:

  • Clears stagnation
  • Drains & moves fluids
  • Relieves Inflammation
  • Nervous System Sedation
  • Expels Congestion
  • Stretches Muscle & Connective Tissue
  • Loosens Adhesions and Scar Tissue
  • Nourishing Blood Supply to the Skin

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I have had success with cupping in the areas of treating:

  • Stress
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Urinary Bladder Infections
  • PMS
  • Lymphatic Drain
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • TMJ/Migraines
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Cellulite/Weight Loss
  • Traumatic Injuries/Sports Injuries
  • Foot Disorders
  • Scars

What is Auricular Medicine?

Auricular Medicine is an energetic method of testing that identifies blockages to one's healing that may not be visible to the naked eye. Through the assessment of your radial pulse and the introduction of rubber filters on the body and to the side of the ear, we are able to identify inherent blockages such as: nutrient deficiencies, infections, improper drainage of organs and or previous physical and emotional trauma.

BioEnergetic Testing - Bringing the body back into Balance...

What is BIE? By Marcia Rodrigues, RHIV, RHN, BIE Therapist

BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination is a simple, natural approach that enables one's body to recognize sensitivities or intolerances, assisting in recovery from associated allergy-like symptoms, without the use of needles or drugs.

How does BIE work?

A low electronic frequency is directed onto various acupressure points (without the use of needles) on the body to stimulate and clear any blockages in its pathways. During this session, the client is exposed to the allergen's energetic frequencies (not the actual substance), which are stored in glass vials. While the blockages are clearing, the body's cells adapt to recognize the allergen's frequency. When this non-invasive and painless session is complete, the body will no longer see the allergen or intolerance as a threat when exposed to it, therefore no longer producing any adverse reactions.

Does BIE have any side effects?

During the body's process of creating homeostasis, the client may or may not experience a healing process.

Healing process:

Signs of the body naturally cleansing itself.

Possible healing process symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • How many BIE treatments are required?

    This will depend on what health conditions are being addressed. Many allergens require only a few sessions for complete results. The number of visits depend on the category of allergens we are treating (e.g.. food, pollens, heavy metals) and how many allergens the patient has.

    What symptoms can result from allergies?

    • ADD/ADHD • Acne
    • Acid Reflux • Abdominal
    • Anemia (low iron) • Anxiety
    • Arthritis • Asthma
    • Bad Breath • Bloating
    • Blood Sugar Disorders • Cramps
    • Candida • Constipation/Diarrhea
    • Cold and Flu • Colitis
    • Congestion • Constipation
    • Cough • Cramping
    • Crohn's disease • Dark Circles Under Eyes
    • Depression • Diarrhea
    • Digestive Disorders • Ear Infections
    • Eczema • Fatigue
    • Fluid Retention • Food Cravings
    • Hemorrhoids • Headaches
    • High Cholesterol • Hives
    • Hyperactivity • Gas (colon)
    • Gastric Distress • Indigestion
    • Infections (frequent) • Insomnia
    • Itchy Skin • Itchy Watery Eyes
    • Intolerance • Low Thyroid
    • Menopausal Symptoms • Migraines
    • Menstrual Problems • Nasal Congestion
    • Obesity • Osteoporosis
    • Phobias • Poor Memory
    • Psoriasis • Poor Concentration
    • Rashes • Rectal Itching
    • Restless Sleep • Sensitivity to Light
    • Seasonal Allergies • Sinusitis
    • Skin Rashes • Snoring
    • Sore Throat • Ulcers
    • Varicose Veins • Yeast problems

    BIE Services Menu

    With Marcia Rodrigues, BIE Therapist, RHN, C.Ir

    Energy/Stamina Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Sugars, Insulin, Chromium, Vanadium, Manganese, Iron, Serum Total Iron, Thyroid kit, Adrenaline, Cortisol, Corticosterone, Noradrenaline, B Vitamins, Adrenal medulla, Adrenal Cortex, Candida, Cleanse * supplements

    Adrenal Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Adrenal kit * supplements

    Thyroid Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Thyroid Metabolism kit

    Acid/Alkaline Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Acid/Alkaline kit, Sugars, Insulin

    Cardiovascular Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Cardio Risk kit, Fatty Acids kit, Calcium, Boron, D3, Phosphorus, K2, Magnesium, Inflammation kit

    Iron Balance (approx. 3 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Iron, Serum total iron, Hemoglobin, B12, C, Intrinsic Factor, Hcl, Liver, *supplements

    Blood Pressure Balance (approx. 7 BIE sessions)

    Blood Pressure kit, Renin, Thromboxane * supplements

    Blood Sugar Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Blood Sugar kit

    Kidney Balance (approx. 3 BIE sessions)

    Kidney, Renin, Creatine, Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium, D3, Urea, Serum Albumin, Triglycerides

    Colon Balance (approx. 3 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Common Foods/Beverages, Food oils, Water, ADH, Vasopressin, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics * supplements

    Stress Balance (approx. 3 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, B Vitamins, Endorphins a & b, Serotonin, Adrenaline, Cortisol, Noradrenaline, Corticosterone, GABA, Water, ADH, Vasopressin, Magnesium, Calcium, *supplements

    Reproductive Balance (approx. 5-7 BIE sessions)

    Candida Cleanse Required, Reproductive kit, Hormones, Steroid Pathways, Candida Albicans

    Skin Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Integumentary kit, Water, ADH, Vasopressin, Fats/Oils kits, Fatty Acids kit, Vitamin A, E, Common Foods/Beverages

    Bone Balance (approx. 5 BIE sessions)

    Amino Acids, Vitamin A, C, D3, K2, Calcium, Serum Calcium, Magnesium, Serum Magnesium, Boron, Phosphorus, Serum Phosphorus, Potassium, Serum Potassium, * supplements

    Travel Package (approx. 3 BIE sessions)

    Vaccines kit, Hi/Low Barometric Pressure, High Altitude, Suprachasmatic Nucleus, bug bites/stings, Solar light, Heat, UVA, UVB, Solar Radiation, High Humidity

    Energy Medicine

    How does it work?

    Everything is energy – including our bodies, thoughts and emotions. Science has proven this in the field of Quantum Physics. There is secret science at work below the surface of all matter and Energy Medicine addresses this within the body and mind with miraculous results.

    Benefits of Healing with Energy Medicine

    Physical Body

    Emotional Body

    Mental Body

    • reduces pain
    • reduces inflammation
    • relaxes muscles
    • cleanses toxins
    • calms nervous system
    • supports immune function
    • balances hormones
    • restores sleep patterns
    • increases libido
    • regulates blood pressure
    • heals digestion
    • supports assimilation of nutrients
    • releases stored trauma
    • increases energy and vitality
    • activates body’s ability to heal
    • overcomes fear, anxiety
    • restores natural state of happiness
    • reveals peace of mind
    • ignites gratitude
    • releases suppressed emotions
    • increases self-love, acceptance
    • inspires forgiveness
    • heals relationships
    • inspires eating well and exercising
    • ignites creativity & inner gifts
    • you ‘feel’ better


    • improves mental clarity
    • increases ability to focus
    • shifts perspective to abundance
    • decisions become easy
    • increases productivity
    • moves you forward
    • heals addictive behaviors
    • invites thoughts that heal
    • cleanses obsessive thoughts
    • creates ‘health’ consciousness’
    • empowers and uplifts

    - restores enthusiasm for life.

    Note: Other healing modalities and therapies work much more effectively when the energetic nature of the body has been brought back into balance and harmony.

    What happens during a session?

    The session is done fully clothed on a massage table. In a session the body is scanned to track strong points and patterns of dense energy that create disharmony and disease (lack of ease) in the body and mind.

    These areas are then treated with a combination of energetic bodywork and intuitive therapy to reintegrate and restructure the information held within each system and organ back to wholeness. This restores balance and harmony in the energetic body that supports the physical anatomy of the body. Once wholeness is restored the body operates at a higher vibrational frequency and the body comes back into ease (the absence of dis-ease).

    Depending on the issue, this can happen in one healing or over a series of healings, but relief will be felt after each healing as the body moves into higher vibrations of lightness and ease.

    Overall, it is a very gentle experience although sometimes tightness and strain is felt or emotions come unexpectedly to the surface as lower vibrations of energy release. Results of this treatment tend to be fairly immediate and profound. Some may experience a detoxification following the treatment which, when it occurs, is all part of the healing process.

    Energy Medicine is safe for everyone and would benefit any condition and works wonderfully for infants and children.





    Initial Visit



    60 mins.

    The adult initial visit includes a detailed health history, complaint oriented physical exam and an individualized treatment plan.  A longer appointment time is reserved for Auricular Medicine visits. These visits can include a guided meditation, and breathing/ relaxation techniques that complement the visit.

    90 mins.

    Initial Visit

    (Pediatric & Senior)


    60 mins.

    The pediatric/senior initial visit includes a detailed health history, complaint oriented physical exam and an individualized treatment plan. 

    2nd Visit



    45 mins.

    During the second visit a review of pertinent laboratory findings will be discussed and the beginning of the first phase of treatment.  Each phase includes either one organ system or related concern.  These can include the digestive system, liver and detoxification pathways, nervous system and anxiety, cardiovascular health and stress and the endocrine system and hormones.

    Cosmetic Acupuncture Visits


    Subsequent Cosmetic Acupuncture visits include a continuation of treatment based on the initial assessment.

    Follow Up Visits


    A reassessment of chief concerns and progression to the next phase of treatment is discussed during follow up visits.



    30 mins.

    These short consults can be done over the phone or in the office and can include concerns such as: cold and flus, ear or sinus infections, travel prevention, back pain and urinary tract infections.

    Well Check Up Visits

    15 - 20 mins.

    These visits are short, and quick.  Available in between follow up visits, to answer any follow up questions or to discuss new concerns. Can be done over the telephone.

    Change of

    Season Visits

    15 mins.

    These visits are scheduled at the change of seasons to prepare for seasonal concerns including allergies and cold and flu.



    45 mins.

    These visits can address chronic or acute musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder and can also address deep seated chronic afflictions such as female hormonal disturbances, hypertension and disorders of metabolism.

    5 Acupuncture Package

    30 mins.

    Individuals interested in maintaining a healthy base line of health would benefit in weekly, bi-weekly or monthly acupuncture visits, and this package will help them save on each visit.

    Cosmetic Acupuncture Package

    30 mins./ea

    Individuals interested in Cosmetic acupuncture would benefit from this package which will help them save $10 on each visit.


    45 mins./ea



    Laboratory Services





    B12 Injections

    B12 Injection – Complex


    (Includes: B12, B6 and Folic Acid)

    • The Energy Vitamin – Vitamin B12 can be beneficial for the following conditions:
    • allergies
    • anxiety
    • asthma
    • B12 deficiency
    • chronic fatigue syndrome
    • decreased concentration
    • depression
    • fatigue
    • immune suppression
    • infertility
    • neurologic conditions (tinnitus, palsies, Alzheimer's, MS, ALS, tremors)
    • pernicious anemia
    • protection from cigarette smoke toxins
    • restless leg syndrome




    Intravenous (IV) Myer’s Cocktail

    Per treatment

    Nutritional Vitamin and Mineral Therapy. The Myers' cocktail has been used to relieve respiratory symptoms of acute asthma attacks, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis, pain associated with migraines, muscle spasms and fibromyalgia, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and cardiovascular disease. It benefits wound healing post surgery, as well as athletes who need quick recovery after athletic events.  The cocktail can also be used for anyone wishing to increase their general nutrient status.


    Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C

    Per treatment

    Oxidative IV Vitamin C Therapy utilized in Naturopathic Cancer Treatments.

    *Cost dependent on quantity of Vitamin C required per treatment




    (Homeopathic Injections)

    Per treatment

    Biopuncture is the injection of biotherapeutics (homeopathic preparations) into indication or tissue-related zones or points on the body, as determined through clinical and functional diagnosis.  Therapeutic agents can be administered subcutaneously or injected into joints, ligaments or muscle tissue.

    Biopuncture is an effective treatment for chronic inflammatory disorders such as Achilles tendinosis, chronic shoulder, knee and back pain, as well as, osteoarthritis and sports related injuries.


    Nebulized GSH


    Per treatment

    • Glutathione is found in every cell in your body. Glutathione scavenges free radicals, detoxifies heavy metals and helps ferry amino acids into the cells.  Because of these capabilities, glutathione is beneficial for:
    • Decreasing inflammation
    • Decreasing the progression of age related diseases such as cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, atherosclerosis. etc
    • Detoxifying the body
    • Improving athletic performance and recovery
    • Improving lung function in cases of COPD
    • Strengthening the immune system

    Nebulizer Mask

    (one-time payment)





    Per cc








    Initial Nutrition consultation



    The Initial visit includes a detailed health, lifestyle and diet assessment. This is a gathering of info session to design a personal program for specific dietary recommendations related to your health and nutrition concerns/goals.



    Nutrition visits

    30 mins –

     60 mins.

    The purpose of this visit is to review your nutrition plan and/or further educate and monitor related health concerns or goals.



    Meal Planning Package

    20 mins/ea

    (Includes: 3 visits and 2 monthly group sessions)

    After your initial visit this is an excellent program for those individuals who would like to eat a more balanced diet and learn recipes that the whole family will enjoy.  Individuals that require a closer monitoring of their diets are also recommended to purchase this nutrition plan; including those looking to lose weight, manage their cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar levels and reduce overall inflammation in the body.


    Nutrition Package


    180 mins.


    3 visits and 2 monthly group sessions)


    A value package of nutritional visits including one 60 min. visit, two 30 min. visits and two monthly group sessions.  This pkg. is intended for individuals looking to be educated in general nutrition and healthy eating habits. 

    8 Week Group Nutritional


    60 mins./ea

    Small-group programs provide 8 weeks of 30-minute group sessions (maximum 5 registrants) to get the most out of this program add an initial, private 60-minute consultation.

    *We can come to your school/work place. Call for more info.

    Week 1: Get ready to make over your diet permanently…Power Point Grocery Tour!

    Week 2: Meal Planning 101…get ready to make your life easier!

    Week 3: Protein… your body’s building blocks…how much is enough?

    Week 4: Carbs craze…sift through the hype, learn which carbs boost your energy not bust it!

    Week 5: Life is rough…fibre and your health…tips to get more fruit and veggies in your life.

    Week 6: The fats of life…how much and what type of fats should you eat?

    Week 7: Do you need a multi-vitamin or mineral supplement?  Can a supplement replace food?

    Week 8: Smart strategies to help maintain your new food life and body wellness-including friendly bacteria…Yes I mean bugs!!!.



    About Homeopathy

    Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on prescribing minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body’s innate self healing ability.

    Homeopathy can be effective in treating virtually any health issue regardless of whether the origin is physical, mental, or emotional. A well-chosen homeopathic remedy can produce dramatic improvement in acute conditions (e.g. viral infections and physical injuries) by significantly reducing the intensity of symptoms and recovery time.

    Homeopathic treatment can be particularly useful in chronic conditions such as anxiety, allergies and chronic digestive disorders to name a few.

    This treatment choice is safe for infants, children and pregnant women without any side effects.

    What is Hypnosis?

    Hypnosis is a natural state of focused concentration. The Consulting Hypnotist guides clients to achieve an altered state of consciousness to bypass the critical factor (a barrier between the conscious & subconscious) and access the subconscious mind. Here we can shift old paradigms & create true change. The practice is safe, used for over 200 years & has been accepted by the British, American & Canadian Medical Associations since the 1950s.

    Clients will be kept safe, treated with the utmost respect and, since they are always in control, no-one can ever be made to do anything against their will.

    Hypnosis can help clients that seem stuck with everyday problems, such as releasing old thought patterns, fears, worries or sadness; even unwanted pounds or unhealthy habits such as smoking.

    It is a great aid in managing discomfort, stress, sleeplessness & assists people to feel more confident, focused & enhance performance.

    What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT)?

    Osteopathic Manual Therapy, is the manual therapy (therapy applied with hands) that was founded by Andrew Taylor Still. This manual therapy follows the teachings of Classical Osteopathy (see below), a principle based musculoskeletal application, using a person's bones and muscles. OMT works with the interrelation between structure and function. In Canada, the term Osteopathy is reserved for allopathic (western trained) physicians who are also trained in Osteopathic Manual Therapy. Therefore, those therapists trained in the manual therapy aspect (and not the allopathic medical aspect), are referred to in Canada, as Osteopathic Manual Therapy Practitioners or Osteopathic Manual Therapy Therapists. Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) is also referred to as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

    What is Classical Osteopathy?

    Classical Osteopathy is a manual therapy based on the original principles and concepts used by the founder of Osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still. Some people refer to Classical Osteopathy as the application or use of "Stillian Principles". The principles A T Still used were universal, scientific, anatomical, physical, mechanical and biological/physiological. Classical Osteopathy operates with the understanding of the inter-relatedness of structure and function in the body; a comprehensive knowledge and application of functional anatomy/physiology; and application of a variety of mechanical tools and techniques. A classical Osteopath is likened to being a mechanic, electrician and plumber of the body. They then use rational treatment to restore movement to that area of the body. A classically trained OMT Therapist serves each individual as a unique living system and thereby each treatment as a unique presentation. The classical OMT Therapist will work to return the structure of the individual's body to their normal state (at a pace that supports and empowers their vitality and constitution), thereby improving function. Working from a perspective of health, an OMT Practitioner assesses what is moving and not moving in the body. Classical Osteopathy recognizes the body as a dynamic unit of function, therefore, after the treatment occurs, the person integrates the treatment for 1 - 3 days following the treatment.

    Sandi Loytomaki, Student of OMT

    What is Reiki, and How Can It Help You?

    Reiki (pronounced ray- key) is a Japanese healing technique that is simple, natural and safe. Reiki is done through gentle touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from the practitioner's hands into the client and promotes relaxation and release of tension. It is facilitated through light, non-invasive touch to a fully clothed person who is lying down or sitting comfortably.

    Reiki is based on the idea that an invisible life force energy flows through us. This same life force energy surrounds & permeates all living things, gives order to our world and is the underlying creative intelligence of the universe. If one's life force energy is low or blocked, then we are more likely to become sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are able to maintain balance and health. Reiki treats the whole person, which includes the body, mind, and the soul.

    The human body is set up to heal itself. When we cut ourselves, our body starts immediately to heal itself. Reiki helps the body to heal by taking it out of the "Fight or flight" state and putting it into the "Rest, relax, repair" state. Reiki is a balancing energy. What is in excess, Reiki lessens (like pain). What is lacking, Reiki increases, (like energy). It puts one's physical body in the best condition to promote healing. The body's innate intelligence regulates the amount of Reiki that one receives and where it goes so one cannot give or receive too much Reiki.

    Reiki works in conjunction with traditional or alternative health care treatments. Side effects of regular medical treatments have also been known to be reduced with Reiki.

    What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other unwanted feelings. A state of peace & wellbeing is experienced. At the end of a treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

    Reiki may help with:

    • Accelerated surgical recovery
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic pain
    • Depression
    • End of life care & bereavement
    • Enhance Your Intuition
    • Fatigue symptoms
    • Infertility
    • Insomnia
    • Reduce Side effects from Radiation & Chemo
    Reiki is something that is easier experienced than explained. Come out and trust in the process of healing and experience as your body balances and restores its natural energy flow.

    Salt Cave Therapy


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