Naturopathic Intake papers
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Services & Conditions Treated
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. It truly complements conventional medicine by addressing the underlying cause of disease.
While Naturopathic Medicine can directly address and treat the symptoms of illness, it really does more by removing any blocks to your health and supporting your body in its own healing and by providing the healthiest way of being. Naturopathic Medicine incorporates many healing modalities and tools including: lifestyle modification, counselling, health education, nutritional intervention, mineral supplementation, homeopathy and herbal medicine.
Dr Kellie Ferguson, Naturopathic Physician
Dr Kellie Ferguson is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) licensed in British Columbia. Kellie became interested in Naturopathic Medicine while completing her Bachelors degree in Microbiology at the University of Victoria. She first learned about Naturopathic Medicine through Dr Lisa Connoly and she quickly realized she had found her passion. She chose to do her training at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington because it offered a biochemical based training while still staying true to the holistic philosophy.
Kellie graduated and completed her licensing exams in 2005 and the pharmacy certification in 2010. She now practices Naturopathic family medicine, with an emphasis on nutrition and botanical medicine with a special interest in ADHD and Autism support work. Dr Kellie completed her DAN! Biomedical Autism training in 2008 and finds that to be some of the most rewarding work she does. Kellie has partnered with the Greater Victoria Library system, the Victoria Brain Injury society, and the School board to do seminars in Women’s and Men’s health, Preconception, Detox, Brain injury nutritional support, and ADHD, Autism and Pediatric Nutrition.
The following is a list of services and therapies offered.
This involves doing a comprehensive assessment and creating a health plan including lifestyle factors like: diet, exercise, self care and stress management.
Using diet analysis and food sensitivity and allergy testing to find and organize the most effective and manageable nutrition plan.
Naturopathic Physicians or NDs are trained herbalists and know the scientific and historical uses of plants. NDs also have specialized training in the safety and potential interactions of those plants with prescription medications.
Homeopathy is a distinct discipline and uses specifically chosen and prepared natural substances to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. This can be used for acute conditions (earache, teething, or diarrhea) or for more general complaints.
Using therapeutic doses of various vitamins or minerals to support body systems and promote optimal functioning.
Using various counselling techniques to discover and address emotional or spiritual blocks to wellness.
Dr. Ferguson has access to several laboratories, allowing for routine blood testing, diagnostic testing and specialty hormonal, systems or food sensitivity and food and environmental allergy testing. NDs are trained in conventional laboratory testing, though current legislation limits our testing through BC laboratories. Labs can be ordered by Naturopathic Physicians, however the cost is not covered by Medicare. We also use many laboratory testing through various labs in Canada and the US, including food sensitivity tests, stool microbiology testing, methylation and genomics tests and many more. Dr. Kellie can also perform a skin prick environmental allergy test and can dispense sublingual desensitization drops.
Many, if not all conditions can be benefited by seeing a Naturopathic Physician such as Dr Kellie. She has a special interest in Autism and ADHD and Women’s Health but does not limit her practice to those areas. She considers her practice a General Family Practice and welcomes any that would like to visit. If you have any questions about if she can help with your particular complaint please feel free to call the office at (250) 598-3718.
Acupuncture is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and every second Friday at Koru Natural Health Centre. Learn more about acupuncture here and on our FAQ page.