A key method in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses very thin needles on specific points in your body. It has been proven successful for many health issues, including chronic pain, stress, addictions, and hormone imbalances. Many patients find acupuncture to be a relaxing part of their therapy.
Dr. Baker explains that by targeting needles at specific locations, your body focuses on these points and channels your body’s own mechanisms to invoke healing.
Intra-Venous (IV) & Injectable Therapies:
IV therapies are used to rapidly provide an immune boost and increased energy. They can include a unique combination of vitamins, homeopathics, and minerals.
Neural therapy is the injection of a local anaesthetic around sites of injury. The injections help to “reset” pain responses, which reduces discomfort and promotes healing. Neural therapy is useful for relieving both acute and chronic pain, diminishing painful scar tissue, and relaxing tight muscles.
Dr. Baker is certified to safely prescribe both nutraceutical and pharmaceutical drugs. He is highly trained in potential interactions between natural health products and pharmaceuticals, and can alter dosages if necessary.
Dr. Baker has additional training in pediatric-specific health concerns, and can also offer pre-natal and post-natal support using the least invasive, and most gentle, safe methods of care.
Naturopathic medicine often involves nutritional analysis and nutritional counseling to achieve results.
Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain, increased energy, or removing food sensitivities, a supervised naturopathic approach is the best way to succeed.
Dr. Baker likes to work with a clear diagnosis, which often involves testing. Testing is important because it can aid a diagnosis, help decide a treatment plan, and assist in monitoring that treatment plan. Dr. Baker can do standard lab tests, as well as specialty labs, including testing for:
- salivary hormones
- food sensitivities and food allergies
- heavy metals
- environmental allergies and environmental toxicity
Naturopathic physicians have the ability to assess and treat most muscular and skeletal ailments in a way that's tailored to you. They may use a combination of massage, chiropractics, neural therapy or other techniques.
Botanical Medicine uses scientifically proven medicines that are derived from plants. Current botanical medicine stems from the wisdom of ancient healers combined with the latest scientific evidence and clinical results. Botanical medicine helps your body do its job so you can start to heal from the inside out.
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) relies on a variety of diagnostic methods to determine imbalances or deficiencies in the body. A Naturopathic Physician trained in TCM will look at your tongue, feel your wrist pulses, and may proceed with traditional Chinese herbal remedies and acupuncture.
Supplementation / Nutraceuticals:
Dr. Baker uses only high-quality, professional grade supplements that he has carefully researched before stocking them in his dispensary. His philosophy is that we should receive everything that our bodies need from our diet, but if we’re sick, then supplements can help the body facilitate the healing process.