General Health & Wellnesss
Preventing a heart attack is great, but isn't it better to feel good at the same time as preventing that heart attack? This is why our naturoathic doctors focus on helping you live a healthy and happy life. We are happy to teach you how to avoid that heart attack, or cancer, or whatever you are most concered about, but we also want to teach you how to be healthy now, so you can enjoy your life to the fullest extent possible. Oh, and yes, we are comfortable helping with weight loss, as needed for your health and happiness.
Specific Medical Conerns
Part of general health and wellness includes treating any medcial conditions that might be dragging you down. This can include anything from migraines to heart disease; depression to diabetes. Both our naturopaths are already comfortable with most common medical conditions, and both are willing to go the extra mile to look up specialist and rare conditions in order to better serve your health-related needs.
In addition to our ability to handle most states of health and a wide variety of medical conditions, each of our naturopathic doctors has specific areas of interest in which they focus more of their continual study time.
Dr. Clifford's focuses his time on supportive cancer treatments as well as chronic pain management. He is willing to treat patients with all types of cancer while maintaining his holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing. He is also comfortable with most pain conditions from sports injuries to osteoarthritis and beyond.
Dr. Hernandez focuses his practice on gastrointestinal concerns from irritable bowel syndrome to colitis; from food sensitivities to emotional triggers of poor digestion; from diverticulitis to liver disease. His second area of focus is on men's health concerns, including enlarged prostate and sexual health and function.
Raven Naturopathic has a number of treatment modalities available to our patients, depending on the practitioner. These treatments include:
- Dietary counseling including weight loss and how to be a healthy vegetarian
- Lifestyle counseling including smoking cessation
- Exercise counselling for general health and injury-specific counselling
- Botanical / Herbal Medicine (Western and Chinese systems)
- Nutritional supplementation and orthomolecular medicine
- Acupuncture, (including Chinese cupping and acupressure)
- Spinal manipulation and axial mobilization
- Hydrotherapy (including hot and cold applications - not just water)
- Homeopathy (acute and classical)
- Applied kinesiology
- Reiki and other energy healing modalities
Please keep in mind that while all of these are available, our naturopaths are honour-bound to discuss your treatment options before starting any course of treatment. We will help you choose treatments that will be safest and most effective for you as an individual.
In order to heal the mind, body and soul, our services would not be complete without the inclusion of at least some form of energy healing. As a modality in general, and for reiki specifically, energy medicine is excellent at enducing a state of relaxation, which can be quite deep for some patients - even if you do not believe in energy medicine. Some patients have also noted a state of deep personal and spiritual healing, a healing that they were unable to reach in any other way.
This modality is best suited for tense and anxious patients, and patients with pain made worse by tension (which is most pain conditions). It can also be helpful for those seeking spiritual clarity and direction in their lives, as well as those dealing with deep emotional pain, shock or trauma. As with our other treatments, our reiki master will discuss these benefits with you before treatment, to make sure this treatment is right for you as an individual.