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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.
Preventative Lifestyle Modification
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 counseling 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.
Dr. Kellie also uses Electrodermal skin testing to assess organ function and food or environmental sensitivities. This technology is similar to VEGA testing, and uses measurement of the energy or Qi in acupuncture meridians to assess health. Please note: this test is not adequate nor is it ever used to test for food allergies. Food allergy testing must be done using a blood test, and can be done through Dr Kellie.
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.