WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Dr. Karen Fraser Dr. David Milanovich Dr. Brandi Honaizer
COMMON TREATMENT AREAS
How your body adapts and copes with stress is carefully mapped out by a variety of hormones. There are easy, in-office methods for assessing adrenal function and lab tests that can be done.
Some detox/cleanse programs have a specific impact on an organ or system such as lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and liver enzymes.
Hormone changes can cause a variety of symptoms such as low energy, weight changes, hair loss, and more. We can evaluate these changes via several testing methods.
Try us. It is not uncommon for a naturopathic physician to be a patient’s “last resort” when they have been looking for help and answers to their health concerns.
Maintaining a healthy digestive tract involves the elimination of food sensitivities, balancing gut microbiology, reducing inflammation, and ensuring regular, healthy bowel movements.
There are many natural options for pain treatment and management that naturopathic physicians can access for you. Our priority is to get you back to doing what you love.
A first visit with a Nanaimo naturopathic doctor is about 1 hour. A detailed history is taken and physical exam is usually given which may include blood pressure, abdominal exam or other pertinent tests.
Acupuncture is based on ancient theories of the flow of Qi (Energy) through the meridians or pathways that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels do. Our Nanaimo naturopaths are trained to provide safe and effective acupuncture treatments.
Learn more »
Learn more »
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) is the use of monochromatic light emission from low intensity diode or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic & degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. This service is offered by our Nanaimo naturopath Dr. Milanchovich.
Intravenous therapy is used by naturopathic physicians to prescribe and administer certain nutrients. Accessing the bloodstream directly allows nutrients to bypass absorption by the digestive tract, which can sometimes be compromised by various illnesses. A common injection might be the use of vitamin B 12 to correct a B12 deficiency, reduce inflammation or help with energy or weight loss or a “Meyer’s cocktail” to add electrolytes, magnesium and vitamin C to help with tissue recovery and energy. Injectables are a way of ensuring complete absorption of nutrients, which is valuable when specific or large doses of these nutrients are required. Ask our Nanaimo naturopath – Dr Karen Fraser for more on this treatment.
Naturopathic physicians in BC have had prescriptive authority since 2009. Our prescriptive activities are governed by the provincially regulated Health Professions Act. Naturopathic physicians must meet requirements for ongoing registration, including meeting continuing competency and quality assurance requirements.
Naturopathic doctors are trained to perform pap smear tests and breast exams. Many women are not having regular screening because they do not have a doctor or they are uncomfortable with their doctor. Dr. Brandi Honaizer is our expert with this service. Her warm and gentle approach will make your screenings more comfortable and easy to access.
Learn More »
We carry a variety of professional brand name supplements that are available for retail or available just if under the supervision of another health care professional. Brands we carry include: Thorne, Metagenics, Integrative Therapeutics, Genestra, Unda, Attogram, Vitazan, Medicherb, Pascoe, Biomed and more. We also carry a variety of single and complex homeopathics, as well as botanical tinctures for custom herbal combinations.
Optimum health is about evaluating one’s symptoms and making educated choices that ensure movement in a positive direction thus helping you to achieve your personal health goals.
Arbour Wellness Centre offers a variety of lab tests including blood work, urine, hair, saliva and stool which can assess thyroid function, the immune system, hormone regulation, digestive issues, gut microbe problems and other areas of weakness.