Naturopathic Services

Naturopathic Services

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles, and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed health-care practitioners. Visit our Professional Education page to learn about naturopathic education.

NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.

What a Naturopathic Doctor does…

ACUPUNCTURE Specific acupuncture points are selected to help re-establish balance in the body and promote healing.

ADDICTION COUNSELLING Working through addictions using food, and therapies such as acupuncture ( NADA protocol) and Intra Muscular Stimulation to release and drain the memory from the physical body.

AESTHETIC MEDICINE Utilizing techniques such as facial rejuvenation acupuncture to stimulate collagen production and immune system repair.

ALLERGY DESENSITIZATION Allergen solution is given under the tongue through a series of treatments to improve allergic symptoms by reducing the body’s sensitivity to the allergen.

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES Structurally identical to hormones produced naturally by the human body, bioidentical hormones are a safer alternative to the synthetically modified hormones that have been used in the past with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

BOTANICAL MEDICINE Both Western and Chinese herbs are used in the form of teas, capsules, tablets, tinctures and topical preparations. Botanical medicine is a symbiotic form of healing.

BOTULINUM TOXIN THERAPY For aesthetic purposes, and physiological purposes such as Migraines and TMJ, Botox therapy is a new and potentially life changing modifier in reducing pain, increasing collagen density due to decreased nerve and muscle firing.

CLINICAL NUTRITION Utilizing food as medicine, and affecting positive nutritional and physiological change by simply radically changing the nutritional profile to include nourishing and nurturing foods, based on each individual needs.

BOTULINUM TOXIN THERAPY For aesthetic purposes, and physiological purposes such as Migraines and TMJ, Botox therapy is a new and potentially life changing modifier in reducing pain, increasing collagen density due to decreased nerve and muscle firing.

DETOXIFICATION A combination of infrared sauna sessions, dietary support, and botanical and nutritional supplementation are used to cleanse the body from toxins and support healthy physiological processes.

HOMEOPATHY Based on the theory of ‘like cures like’ this energetic medicine helps to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself in both acute and chronic disease states.

INJECTION THERAPIES Intramuscular (IM) and intravenous (IV) injections using high dose vitamins and minerals are used to treat deficiencies, improve energy, aid in detoxification, and support the immune system. Myers Cocktails.

LIFESTYLE COUNSELLING Exercise and sleep are addressed to promote sustainable health and longevity. In this we will explore emotional issues, eating habits and exercise, as well as stress management and overall wellbeing.

PHYSIOLOGICAL NUTRITION Nutritional supplementation is used in capsule, tablet or injection form to treat underlying nutritional deficiencies, support the immune system and prevent the progression of disease.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE Musculoskeletal disorders are treated with osseous manipulation, soft tissue techniques and therapeutic exercise.

PRESCRIPTIVE MEDICINES In 2010, the BC government granted NDs prescriptive drug rights. Dr. Aziz chooses to prescribe pharmaceutical medicines when required.

Here is a list of how, and where, Naturopathic Medicine can affect change for you and your family

WOMENS' HEALTH Preconception, pregnancy and post-natal health, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, fibrocystic breast disease, menopause, human papilloma virus (HPV) and yeast infections.

MALE FERTILITY Low motility, stress, low sperm count.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH Food allergies, immune health, ADHD, ear infections, bed wetting, skin disorders (eczema) and respiratory disorders (asthma).

HORMONE AND ENDOCRINE IMBALANCES Thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and low libido, adrenal fatigue

DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption, constipation, ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, candida and celiac disease.

IMMUNE HEALTH Environmental allergies, food allergies, cold and flu prevention and treatment, and autoimmune disease.

SKIN HEALTH Eczema, psoriasis, acne, and fungal infections.

MENTAL HEALTH Anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress.

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE High blood pressure and cholesterol imbalances.

MUSCULOSKELETAL ISSUES Arthritis, osteoporosis, sports injuries, pain management and pre and post surgical care.

Pricing

Initial Appointment/ HEALTH GOALS appointment ( approx. 60 minutes) $175

In the initial appointment, Dr. Aziz will go over your intake forms with you, initial concerns, family history, symptoms you may be experiencing, social history, surgeries and any pertinent history to your particular situation. If you have any Lab work, please bring it in. Dr. Aziz will do a full work up on your health, and if any other lab work is necessary it will be discussed and decided upon as a team. Once the initial appointment is complete, Dr. Aziz will create a plan for you moving forward that is attainable for you to achieve your health goals.

Return appointment/ GOAL ATTAINMENT appointment( approx. 45 minutes) $115

Dr. Aziz generally books in 45-minute return visits as she includes Acupuncture in her treatment plans. Please come prepared (i.e.: have something to eat ahead of time) to get a relaxing treatment that is specifically designed for your health needs and goals.

Return apt / RETURN INSPIRATION appointment ( approx. 30 minutes ) $85

Dr. Aziz sometimes will book at 30-minute return visit if acupuncture is not indicated and only consultation is. In these important appointments you are able to go over important results, findings and observations. We will decide collectively what the best methods are for you to go forward on your path towards health.

R15 minute appointment / By Special Recommendation only $50

B12 injections $35

Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to treat low levels (deficiency) of this vitamin. Vitamin B12 helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Many people get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, but a deficiency may occur in certain health conditions (e.g., poor nutrition, stomach/intestinal problems, infection, cancer). Serious vitamin B12 deficiency may result in anemia, stomach problems, and nerve damage.

MIC injection $35

The MIC-ULTRA injection is a vitamin cocktail that includes lipotropic and B-12. Essentially, lipotropic means ‘fat-loving’ and is composed of three amino acids that are necessary for the health of your liver. By ensuring your liver is healthy you will help enhance its ability to remove the toxins and fat from your body. The B-12 component provides you with an energy boost that will aid your ability to burn calories. It is important to note it is not a miracle solution – it is a weight loss tool. You still need to consider aspects such as a healthy diet and exercise.

 

For optimal results, it is recommended that the injection is given twice a week or at least 2 ml per week for 8-12 weeks.

 

Available In West Vancouver

Meet Dr. Jordana Aziz, ND