Tools

Clinical Nutrition is the use of food and supplements for the promotion of health and treatment of disease.  A tremendous number of studies show the power of diet to prevent and treat a vast range of conditions. Additionally, when needed, nutritional supplements can be used to correct deficiencies or provide larger doses of nutrients naturally found in the diet.  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  -Hippocrates

Lifestyle Counseling involves changes to an individual’s day-to-day activities to increase health-promoting behaviors and decrease those that interfere with the body’s natural ability to heal. This may include changes to stress-management strategies, exercise routines and work or sleep patterns.  Dr. Monique uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Congnitive Therapy (MBCT) in her practice.
Botanical Medicine is the use of plants with medicinal properties to rebalance systems of the body.  Herbs can be prepared in a variety of forms including teas, liquid extracts or tablets.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of assessment and treatment that dates back 2000 years.  It is based on the theory of Yin and Yang, two opposites that should exist in balance, and Qi (pronounced “chi”), the energy that flows through living organisms.  Illness is caused by a loss of balance which is restored using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. 
Homeopathy is a system of treatment based on the principle that very small doses of different materials can be used to treat different patterns of symptoms.  Homeopathic remedies are very safe, do not interact with other treatments and can be used during pregnancy. 
Physical Medicine includes techniques such as exercise prescription, hydrotherapy, naturopathic spinal manipulation and massage to address complaints of the muscles, bones and joints as well as overall health.