naturopathic medicine

naturopathic medicineNaturopathic medicine is the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease using natural, non-pharmaceutical methods.

Naturopathic doctors focus on optimizing health and wellness through individualized patient care and health education.

Naturopathic medicine effectively treats many health conditions and concerns.

In Alberta, naturopathic doctors are regulated under the Health Professions Act and are governed by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta

conditions we treat
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Athletic Performance Optimization
  • Chronic Pain
  • Common Childhood Ailments
  • Diabetes and Blood Sugar Imbalance
  • Digestive Disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Eczema, Acne and Common Skin Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent Colds and Flus
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypertension and High Cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Lyme Disease + Co-Infections
  • Menopause
  • Naturopathic Cancer Care + Support
  • Premenstrual Syndrome and Irregular Menstruation
  • Pre and Post Natal Care
  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • Weight Management

Our naturopathic doctors utilize a variety of tools or modalities to treat patients according to their individual needs including acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling.

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modalities of naturopathic medicine

  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: use of acupuncture, dietary counseling and Chinese herbal formulas
  • Botanical Medicine: use of whole plants as medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition: use of dietary counseling and nutritional supplements
  • Homeopathy: use of small doses of medicinal substances to stimulate healing through body’s vital force
  • Lifestyle Counseling: through education and guidance, our naturopathic doctors will help you make choices to improve your well-being and reduce stress levels

specialized therapies offered at grassroots naturopathic medicine

Traditional Chinese acupuncture uses points along specific meridians to balance the body. Acupuncture can also be given based on a person’s anatomy, muscular tone and trigger points.

Naturopathic doctors at our clinic commonly use acupuncture to treat infertility, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, colds and flus, headaches, anxiety, and neck and back pain.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, acupuncture is provided by all of our naturopathic doctors.

Bowen therapy is a gentle manual technique to help rebalance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It can be effective in the treatment of back and neck pain, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, tail bone injuries, jaw pain (TMJ) and tension headaches.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, Bowen therapy is provided by Dr. Kyley Hunt and Dr. Mary Knudsen.

Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine offers the FirstLine Therapy (FLT) program, with the aim of helping patients achieve healthy body composition.

Body composition is simply your muscle-to-fat ratio. Optimizing this ratio has been associated with longevity and a reduced risk of chronic disease.

The FLT Program gives you the tools and resources that you need to achieve a healthy body composition.

Our naturopathic doctors will provide you with dietary guidance and nutritional support to help you succeed. Your progress will be monitored with Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, a diagnostic machine that uses an electrical current to measure muscle-to-fat ratio.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, the First Line Therapy program is provided by Dr. Beverly Huang and Dr. Mary Knudsen.

Intravenous (I.V.) vitamin therapy is the administration of vitamins and minerals intravenously. This therapy is especially beneficial as these nutrients bypass the digestive tract going directly into the bloodstream and tissues. I.V. therapy is used to treat chronic diseases, such as hepatitis, and migraine headaches.

The Myer`s Cocktail is a specialized formula containing vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, selenium and B vitamins. It is done as a short I.V. push (15 minutes) and can be used to treat chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic conditions leading to malabsorption and to support stress and energy levels.

I.V. therapy can also be administered as part of a chelation protocol to remove heavy metals from the body.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, I.V. vitamin therapy is provided by Dr. Ryan Best,  Dr. Beverly Huang, Dr Kyley Hunt and Dr. Farheen Madatali.

Our naturopathic birthing program provides a great alternative for women who prefer a natural birthing experience, or for women who prefer to have a midwife, but have not been able to acquire midwifery care. A naturopathic doctor will attend the birth as a support health care practitioner. Therefore, all patients will still require a midwife or obstetrician to attend as their primary practitioner.

The Naturopathic Birthing Package
This package includes three prenatal visits (30-60 minutes each); 10% off labour induction acupuncture appointments, if needed; a naturopathic doctor on-call during active labour; attendance of your birth to two hours post-birth; and three at-home visits on Day 1, 3 and 5 (30 minutes each). *Does not include regular prenatal naturopathic visits prior to 34 weeks

The Postnatal Support Package
This package includes three at-home visits on Day 1, 3 and 5 (30 minutes each). *We require patients to have had an Initial visit prior to receiving this postnatal care package.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, the naturopathic birthing program is provided by Dr. Toni Reid.

Neural therapy involves a series of shallow injections for the relief of chronic pain and the treatment of problematic scars. It was originally developed in Germany, and its goal is to interrupt inappropriate pain messages in the nervous system that have resulted from previous trauma.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, neural therapy is provided by Dr. Ryan BestDr. Beverly Huang and Dr. Kyley Hunt.

Prolotherapy is a series of injections into and around tendons and ligaments to promote healing and regeneration of joint tissues.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, prolotherapy is provided by Dr. Ryan Best and Dr. Kyley Hunt.

Vitamin injections are administered intramuscularly and can include magnesium , vitamins B12, B5, B6 and B-complex. This quick 5-minute treatment can help correct nutritional deficiencies and also treat fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, headaches and premenstrual syndrome.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, vitamin injections are provided by all of our naturopathic doctors.

Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine is proud to offer the Well Woman Program. The foundations of our Well Woman Program are prevention and education.

Our female naturopathic doctors provide breast, gynecological and Pap exams as part of a Well Woman visit. This visit encompasses the same procedures that would be performed by a conventional medical doctor. However, added details, including cloth gowns, linens, and slippers, are provided during the visit to improve the patient’s experience and comfort.

This 45-minute visit allows ample time for our doctors to explain the tests performed and to educate women about maintaining gynecological and breast health.

The clinic perceived a need for such services, given that many women in the city may be unable to find a family physician to perform this essential examination.

Unfortunately, these visits are not covered under Alberta Health Care; however, most health benefit plans include naturopathic medicine under their provisions. Contact the clinic for more information.

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, well woman visits are provided by Dr. Beverly Huang, Dr .Kyley HuntDr. Mary KnudsenDr. Toni Reid and Dr. Stephanie Yaremko.