Pain Relief Without Prescriptions.
Chronic pain is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. My goal is to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life, without the use of medications.
Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND, DOMP
You don’t have to live with pain, and you don’t have to take medications to mask the symptoms of pain. Pain is a message from your body that there is an imbalance that needs to be addressed. When the pain is masked or ignored, your body creates more pain as a cry for help.
I use my hands to assess and treat the cause of the imbalance, and to remove the pattern of pain from your body. When indicated, dietary and lifestyle recommendations are suggested. I am facilitating your body’s natural ability to find health.
Find it, fix it, and leave it alone.
– Andrew Taylor Still
OSTEOPATHY – Manual Practice
Osteopathy addresses the anatomy of the system – the structure and position of body parts. I use my hands to assess the quality of the tissues and gently treat the cause of the imbalance. This eliminates pain, restores mobility to joints, and ensures healthy organ function.
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
– William Garner Sutherland
Naturopathy addresses the physiology of the system – how the body functions. The goal is to use your symptoms to discover the cause of your pain, and focus on this area to restore health.
To accomplish this, I use a combination of homeopathy, herbs, supplements and nutritional/lifestyle counselling. Acupuncture is used to release endorphins (chemicals in the body which naturally reduce pain) and improve blood flow to decrease inflammation.
It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
My belief is that an integrated approach is the best way to manage pain. Osteopathy is always my first line of treatment, and I use Naturopathy to support the healing process.
If you are currently working with a Naturopath, I can provide Osteopathic care to complement the work you are doing together to help your body to heal. This makes my practice truly unique and allows me to treat effectively and efficiently in a way that few others are able to.
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We begin with a health history on your first visit, and Osteopathic treatment to address your present health concerns.
Further investigation occurs at your next visit, as we continue with Osteopathic treatment, and Naturopathic suggestions are given, if necessary.
Subsequent visits always include some Osteopathy and may also include Naturopathy, depending on your needs.