Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that involves inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat various health problems. The classic Eastern explanation for how acupuncture works is that channels of energy or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) run in regular patterns through the body and over it’s surface. These channels or meridians are like rivers flowing through the body... Read More

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that involves inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat various health problems.

The classic Eastern explanation for how acupuncture works is that channels of energy or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) run in regular patterns through the body and over it’s surface. These channels or meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to nourish the tissues. There are 14 major acupuncture meridians and each of these is believed to be associated with a particular part of the body. An obstruction or blockage in the movement of Qi creates imbalance and/or pain in the body and can lead to disease. By manipulating the needles in a certain way, the practitioner is able to bring energy to areas that are lacking or create flow in areas that are blocked, bringing a sense of balance back to the body. Most people feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.


Naturopathic Medicine

According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors: Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functi... Read More

According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors: Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.


Counselling / Psychotherapy / Mental Health

There are many different reasons why people seek psychotherapy. You might want some help with specific emotional problems such as depression, loneliness or anxiety. You might have difficulty coming to terms with past trauma or a painful personal history. Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns that prevent you from feeling fulfilled . Therapy can be a very rewarding experience. Our practitioners wou... Read More

There are many different reasons why people seek psychotherapy. You might want some help with specific emotional problems such as depression, loneliness or anxiety. You might have difficulty coming to terms with past trauma or a painful personal history. Perhaps you feel stuck in patterns that prevent you from feeling fulfilled . Therapy can be a very rewarding experience. Our practitioners would like to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental, private space to talk things through with the goal of gaining improvements in relationships, release from painful symptoms, a greater sense of empowerment, feelings and an overall improved sense of health and wellness.


Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow or Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulation increasing collagen production, reducing muscle tension (which contributes to the formation of wrinkles) and increasing circulation. It is a safe, painless effective and relaxing treatment for the face and whole body. Benefits: · Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being · Improves muscle tone a... Read More

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow or Qi (pronounced “chee”) circulation increasing collagen production, reducing muscle tension (which contributes to the formation of wrinkles) and increasing circulation. It is a safe, painless effective and relaxing treatment for the face and whole body.

Benefits:
· Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being
· Improves muscle tone and dermal contraction
· Increases collagen production
· Reduces bags under the eyes
· Reduction of sagging, jowls and drooping eyelids
· Decreased puffiness around the face
· Improves metabolism
· Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
· Helps balance hormones improving hormonal acne or dry skin
· Improves local blood and lymph circulation
· Moistens the skin through increased circulation to the face
· Tightens pores
· Improves facial color and radiance through increased circulation
· Reduces age spots,
· Reduces muscle tension and stress in the face


Scientific Hand Analysis

Your life purpose is in your fingerprints! Scientific Hand Analysis is a tool for self-discovery and the modern form of the ancient art of palmistry. Through a hand reading, we can reveal your life purpose and help you get on track if you are not already on the path to your highest expression. Your fingerprints are completely formed by the 16th week of fetal development in utero and do not ch... Read More

Your life purpose is in your fingerprints! Scientific Hand Analysis is a tool for self-discovery and the modern form of the ancient art of palmistry. Through a hand reading, we can reveal your life purpose and help you get on track if you are not already on the path to your highest expression. Your fingerprints are completely formed by the 16th week of fetal development in utero and do not change over the span of your lifetime. This is why fingerprints are used as a method of identification. The lines on the palm however, will change and evolve over time and can give us great insight into the experience you have in life. The lines in your hands mimic the neural pathways in your brain.

Scientific hand analysis provides an extremely eye-opening way to understand yourself, figure out your purpose, learn about your gifts, manage your challenges and blindspots, and utilize your hands as a blueprint to your soul. By taking a look at your hands and handprints, an assessment about your reason for being, your potential in this lifetime, the way you love, the way you think, and the way you live can all be explored and delved into further. Discover your purpose now, you deserve to know and be able to carry it out fully in this lifetime!


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues (muscles, connective tissue, joints, tendons, and ligaments). It is clinically-oriented to help provide relief from chronic or acute pain or injury, discomfort from occupational stresses, and enhance overall well-being. The relaxation component of a massage works on the body’s central nervous system to help manage stress and emotion... Read More

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues (muscles, connective tissue, joints, tendons, and ligaments). It is clinically-oriented to help provide relief from chronic or acute pain or injury, discomfort from occupational stresses, and enhance overall well-being. The relaxation component of a massage works on the body’s central nervous system to help manage stress and emotional wellness. Massage also enhances mind-body awareness, bringing a person’s attention into their body in a way that invites healing and improved function.

A massage therapy appointment begins with a brief discussion about your overall health and treatment goals, and an appropriate assessment performed by your RMT. The bulk of the appointment time is spent on manual therapy, where the massage therapist will perform techniques tailored to your specific goals. A treatment can range from a full-body light-pressure relaxation massage to a deep myofascial treatment in a specific area- it really depends on you. You can be nude or clothed, as you’ll always be securely draped with the sheets. Your therapist will check in with you about comfort level and pressure throughout the massage. At the end, your massage therapist will re-assess as needed, and communicate a follow-up plan and self-care as required.


Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork based on the five element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is extremely gentle and results in a very deep state of relaxation that enables the body’s own healing powers to circulate. I use thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, feet and knees to apply pressure along meridian pathways while focusing on the body’s response to the treatment, helping t... Read More

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork based on the five element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is extremely gentle and results in a very deep state of relaxation that enables the body’s own healing powers to circulate. I use thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, feet and knees to apply pressure along meridian pathways while focusing on the body’s response to the treatment, helping to cultivate a greater sense of presence and consciousness towards the healing process. Zen Shiatsu will help your body to bring harmony to the meridian pathways and open the flow of energy.


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual therapy that emphasizes the relationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathy aims to eliminate mechanical restrictions and restore motion in joints and tissues. In doing so, we can improve nerve flow and lymphatic drainage, which helps to alleviate pain and inflammation. When your body is structurally balanced and moving properly, your in... Read More

Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual therapy that emphasizes the relationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathy aims to eliminate mechanical restrictions and restore motion in joints and tissues. In doing so, we can improve nerve flow and lymphatic drainage, which helps to alleviate pain and inflammation. When your body is structurally balanced and moving properly, your internal system can function optimally and the body is better able to heal itself.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners can treat a wide range of conditions as they have extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and pathophysiology.

Osteopathy is safe and extremely effective in treating people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, including pregnant women and patients recovering from injuries and surgery.

We offer two Osteopaths in the clinic. Sandy is a licensed Osteopath who bills under Osteopathy and Miranada is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and thesis candidate and physiotherapist. who currently can only bill as a physiotherapist.


Chiropractic Care & Network Spinal Analysis

Chiropractic is an effective system of holistic healing which literally means practice done by hand (Greek: Chiro-hand, Practikos-practice). Specific adjustments are made to the spine in order to create proper alignment and posture. This in turn facilitates optimal functioning of your nervous system. When the body is exposed to stressors from everyday life, it may cause spinal and muscul... Read More

Chiropractic is an effective system of holistic healing which literally means practice done by hand (Greek: Chiro-hand, Practikos-practice). Specific adjustments are made to the spine in order to create proper alignment and posture. This in turn facilitates optimal functioning of your nervous system.

When the body is exposed to stressors from everyday life, it may cause spinal and muscular imbalances to develop which create tension and dysfunction in your body. With chiropractic care, the joints and muscles are released and realigned so that integrity in movement and mobility is restored. The body has an innate and intrinsic ability to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a little help, especially with all the external factors we have in modern living. When there is interference to the body’s nervous system (brain and spinal column), improper signalling occurs and can show up as dysfunction and dis-ease. With regular chiropractic care, your spine is maintained in good alignment and positioning and allows the system to function at its maximal potential.

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is an extremely gentle, low force chiropractic technique using breath and body awareness. Soft, precise, light touch to your spine helps cue the brain to unwind spinal cord tension and create new wellness promoting strategies. The result is improved movement of the breath and decreased overall tension in the muscles and spinal vertebrae. With traditional manual chiropractic care, the tension that gets built up is released with an adjustment (like when you crack your knuckles). However, in NSA, the tension is used as fuel to shift patterns and provide lasting changes in the nervous system. This reorganizational healing technique is revolutionary and actually creates new strategies in the nervous system so that your body is able to adapt and manage all the stress that it encounters daily.


Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that originated from Germany more than 200 years. Homeopathy considers unique mental, emotional and physical characteristics of each individual and how they are related. Therefore, the homeopathic remedy is uniquely tailored to treat the whole person, not simply the illness from which one is suffering, in order to both prevent illness as well as gently help re... Read More

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that originated from Germany more than 200 years. Homeopathy considers unique mental, emotional and physical characteristics of each individual and how they are related. Therefore, the homeopathic remedy is uniquely tailored to treat the whole person, not simply the illness from which one is suffering, in order to both prevent illness as well as gently help restore health on all levels.

Homeopathic medicine treats a variety of acute and chronic diseases and conditions.

According to the World Health Organization, homeopathic medicine is the second most widely used medical treatment in the world and the fastest growing. It is widely practiced in England, France, Germany, South Africa and India and is rapidly being re-embraced throughout North America.


Reiki and SE

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique used for relaxation and stress reduction. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words Rei meaning “higher power” and ki meaning “life force energy.” The principle of Reiki is that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch in order to activate the natural healing process and restore well being.


Ayurveda & Yoga

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus,’ meaning life and ‘veda,’meaning knowledge. Literally, Ayurveda means ‘the knowledge of life.’ It is regarded as one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and originated in India over five thousand years ago. The aim of this healing system is to prevent illness, protect health and prolong life. It is also the sister science to ... Read More

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words ‘ayus,’ meaning life and ‘veda,’meaning knowledge. Literally, Ayurveda means ‘the knowledge of life.’ It is regarded as one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and originated in India over five thousand years ago. The aim of this healing system is to prevent illness, protect health and prolong life. It is also the sister science to yoga.

Ayurveda is based on the principle that the universe is made up of five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements are represented in us by three doshas, which are bio-energies or body constitutions, namely: Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body becomes imbalanced. Each of us has a distinctly unique balance, and our health and wellbeing depend on this state of harmony. Ayurveda uses the elements to keep the doshas in check and bring them back to balance. Integrating ayurvedic lifestyle modifications is a great way to understand your true nature and how to live simply in harmony with your environment.

Yoga is an ancient meditative and movement practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. It is the union of body and breath. Yoga links physical postures with breathwork to provide balance to your body, mind and spirit. Yoga has become well known as a form of physical exercise, however, it has a meditative and spiritual foundation. Using yoga postures in our everyday life helps to bring presence, a relaxed state of mind, awareness and ease to the body. Incorporating yoga into your visit helps to unwind tension in the muscles and joints, releases the spine, helps the breath flow and promotes gentle healing.


Life Coaching

Transformational Life Coaching helps those who are searching for answers or those who have tried many different avenues and still haven’t found the solutions for what they are looking for. If you find yourself coming up against the same issues over and over and yet can't seem to see shift things or keep attracting the same people or situations again and again, you may have unconscious beliefs t... Read More

Transformational Life Coaching helps those who are searching for answers or those who have tried many different avenues and still haven’t found the solutions for what they are looking for. If you find yourself coming up against the same issues over and over and yet can't seem to see shift things or keep attracting the same people or situations again and again, you may have unconscious beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Through Transformational Coaching, we look to identify key barriers or hidden blocks (your :inner glass ceiling") that have been keeping you stuck and holding you back in specific areas of your life. Once identified and transformed, it can transform multiple areas of your life simultaneously freeing up creativity, life force and energy.

Your life awaits.


Holistic Health Assessment

This is a holistic, head to toe and whole body approach to your wellness. In your assessment we will focus on all your health and wellness goals. We do an overall health assessment, put together a realistic and comprehensive plan for you; We work together with you along the way, helping you achieve the health and vitality you seek. No two people look the same and your body and healthcare needs... Read More

This is a holistic, head to toe and whole body approach to your wellness. In your assessment we will focus on all your health and wellness goals. We do an overall health assessment, put together a realistic and comprehensive plan for you; We work together with you along the way, helping you achieve the health and vitality you seek.
No two people look the same and your body and healthcare needs are as unique as you are. Holistic healthcare addresses not only the physical, but also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Vibrant health occurs when we are able to identify your specific and unique needs and target wellness care.
The comprehensive approach is for you;
If you want an overall health checkup and a holistic, integrated approach to your wellbeing
If you want to improve your health, but don’t know where to start
If you are curious about the various treatments we offer, but are uncertain which would be best choice for you
If you currently feel good but want to expand your health and vitality
If you have health concerns but would like a more comprehensive and integrative approach to your care

Urban Wellness focuses on a team-based, whole-person approach to healthcare. We emphasize listening and truly knowing our patients and their needs, to help them achieve their health and wellness goals.


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