Diet and Food Sensitivity Testing
The premise “you are what you eat” is certainly true. However, what if you eat a healthy diet but still experience bowel or stomach problems, allergies, fatigue, or struggle to lose weight? When it comes to diet, there is no “one size fits all’. A diet that works well for one person may cause the next person countless problems. Dr. Kira provides onsite food sensitivity testing, blood allergy tests, and elimination diets to uncover the best diet for your body. Food sensitivities are mild-moderate reactions to food that can provide the missing puzzle piece to many symptoms expressed by the body.
Who does this benefit? By changing your diet, many reactions caused by food sensivities can be minimized or completely eliminated. These sensitivities can cause a multitude of reactions such as gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea or constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, headaches, migraines, inflammation, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, inflammation, blood sugar imbalances, hives, hay fever, non-seasonal allergies, asthma, bedwetting, frequent colds and flus, etc. Even excess weight that has been impossible to burn off despite healthy eating and regular exercise can be resolved once food sensitivities are identified and eliminated.
In the same way traffic lights maintain a steady and organized flow of traffic, acupuncture needles direct and move the flow of energy in your body.
According to the theory of Chinese medicine, your body is like a roadmap of corridors that contain the flow of your energy—your life force known as “qi”. When qi flows through your body unencumbered, you experience health. Alternatively, when the flow of qi is interrupted—much in the same way highway traffic becomes congested by too many cars or roads in disrepair—your health suffers.
Acupuncture is a method of aiding and directing the flow of qi through the energetic channels of the body to restore health. By inserting very fine acupuncture needles into points along these energetic channels (the traffic lights), qi flow is restored. Pain is released, your mood is balanced, your symptoms fade away, and your energy is naturally restored.
Who does this benefit? Acupuncture is great for creating relief in people experiencing back and muscle pain including frozen shoulder, sciatica, and recovery from car accidents, arthritis (both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) menopause, anxiety/depression, insomnia, infertility, hypertension, fatigue, PMS, constipation, sinusitis, and allergies.
This amazing technique was developed down under by Tom Bowen. Bowen Therapy is extremely effective because it reaches the body through the nerves, which are connected to every part of your body. The technique stimulates nerve networks in the body through gentle manipulation to tendon and muscle groups. This stimulation creates a healing response in the nerves and everything each nerve touches. A wonderful side benefit is this healing reflex creates profound relaxation and a tremendous release of stress, as well as increased blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. All of these things work together to detoxify the area and release any patterns of tension or pain that have become habitual in the body.
Who does this benefit? This technique is excellent for all types of pain including: low back pain, bursitis, frozen shoulder, neck pain, neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, tennis elbow, TMJ, asthma, colitis, arthritis, headaches, digestive ailments, infertility, etc.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
This technique is effective for dealing with any emotion, pain, or addiction that affects your daily life or your level of health. EFT uses gentle tapping on specific acupuncture points to help release the underlying past “stuff” that caused or contributed to what you are experiencing in the present. This technique excels at eliminating food cravings/addictions such as sugar, coffee, etc.
Who does this benefit? EFT is effective in treating depression, fear, anxiety (including PTSD), anger, stress, pain, and food cravings—especially sugar. EFT can also aid in the processes of weight loss, smoking cessation, and relationship issues.
Experiencing emotions is a natural part of life. However, emotions can become problematic if they confuse your thinking or contribute to physical symptoms. Because the therapist acts like a mirror to clarify what is occurring, counseling can support the release of overwhelming emotions. Once they are fully experienced and understood, emotions no longer have power over you.
Dr. Kira uses traditional counseling methods along with EFT (as described above), and other naturopathic therapies to aid you through whatever you are experiencing in the moment.
Who does this benefit? Counseling is great for dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain conditions, weight management, and day to day stressors.
Homeopathic philosophy states that all symptoms the body exhibits is its effort to heal itself, but that the body is not always strong enough to fully complete its healing. Secondly, the symptoms a person exhibits are unique to that person’s genetic makeup. This means that two people with hay fever can exhibit entirely different symptom pictures depending on their individual makeup. Homeopathic remedies are matched to each person’s unique symptom set and stimulate the body to complete the healing process it started but was unable to complete.
Who does this benefit? Homeopathy is very effective for treating seasonal allergies, acute colds and flus, sinusitis, constipation, chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, skin conditions, menstrual and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, migraine, and stress related symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Herbs are the super foods of the plant world. They are loaded with many different vitamins and nutrients which work together to create a healing reflex in the body. This healing reflex produces a ripple effect on many levels resulting in not only the desired effect of optimizing function in the target organ or removing symptoms, but elevating the overall health of the body.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained in pharmacology and herb/drug interactions. If you are taking any medications, please let us know so we can tailor your protocol appropriately.
Who does this benefit? Botanical medicine is useful in most conditions, but is especially helpful for people with acute colds, flus, urinary tract infections, arthritis, high blood pressure, fatigue, ulcers, cardiovascular issues, menopause, PMS, irregular cycles, depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Herbs are also very useful to aid detoxification.