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Local Health Integrative Clinic

Commercial Drive Clinic offering Integrative Healthcare

Local Health Integrative Clinic is excited to carry on the 15-years of integrative healthcare offered in their location (formerly Catalyst Integrative Health). Our goal is to offer outstanding, inclusive and welcoming care to help create healthier, happier people in the community. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to optimal health!

Our Services:

As Medically Trained, Naturally Focused primary healthcare practitioners, our Naturopathic Doctors will help to address your health concerns to help you optimize your health & wellness.

In British Columbia, Naturopathic Doctors are licensed healthcare providers under the province’s Health Care Professions Act and function much like a general practitioner. However, with the wide scope of practice, ND’s always aim to “treat the whole person” and “treat the cause” of any health concerns. We hold pre-medical degrees followed by 4-years of rigorous training at 1 or 7 accredited schools in North America, are strictly regulated, and are required by law to follow a specific scope of practice.

Initial Visit:

Your first naturopathic medicine visit will consist of an in-depth intake. This is an opportunity for us to learn all about your health history, current concerns and goals. From this information, we will start to develop a comprehensive plan to work toward achieving these goals. Our goal is to always meet you where you are at and create plans that are sustainable and serving to optimize your health.

Subsequent Visit:

Depending in your health concerns, subsequent visits can vary from ongoing treatment, to seeing you in a month or two to touch base and refine plans. Each person’s health and health needs will be different and the plans that we create are as varied as you are! Follow-up visits are usually 30-minutes in length, but can be shorter or longer depending on treatments.

Looking for Commercial Drive Massage Therapy? You’ve come to the right place! We have 5 great registered massage therapists here for you.

RMTsYour first massage appointment:

If it is your first massage appointment at Local Health, be sure to fill out your online intake form, which will be emailed to you directly when you book your appointment. A 60-minute appointment is recommended for your initial visit to allow adequate time for assessment and treatment and education/homecare.

Your massage therapist will take a thorough history of your health and current condition and will perform a detailed examination of the area of concern and your body as a whole. This may include range of motion testing, differential special testing and joint play, or any other tools that may help the massage therapist supporting your health. Assessment techniques and duration will vary depending on your condition or injury.

Prior to your massage, you will be asked to undress to your comfort. As most treatments include the use of a lotion or oil, clients are generally treated unclothed. Our massage therapist uses a variety of modalities including swedish massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial release, manual lymph drainage, trigger point therapy, active and passive stretching, and will tailor your massage to suit your needs. If you have any questions about these techniques, don’t hesitate to ask.

In order to help maintain treatment results and eliminate perpetuating factors, your massage therapist may prescribe stretching or strengthening exercises, or may talk to you about changing your routine slightly to accommodate positive change in your body’s health. You and your massage therapist will work together to achieve optimal results.

Ancient Technique…modern day applicability…

acupuncturistsAcupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process.

Along with acupuncture, registered acupuncturists may use ear seeds (that are placed on acupressure points in the ear) and cupping to relax muscles tension, decrease fascial adhesions and release trigger points.

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from:

  • musculoskeletal problems (such as back, neck, shoulder pain)
  • nausea
  • migraine headaches
  • anxiety & depression
  • insomnia
  • infertility

Your first acupuncture visit consists of an in-depth intake to learn your health concerns and assess your wellness from a TCM standpoint. From this information, your acupuncturists will construct a protocol to address this concerns and create balance in your mind, body and spirit.

Each follow-up visit, will consist of a quick check in, assessment and treatment to continue to help you toward achieving your optimal health.

Restore function & treat the root cause

Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the
structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints,
muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit.

Using in-depth history taking skills, thorough evaluation and a wide range of hands-on
techniques, osteopathic practitioners like to think of themselves as detectives of the body,
looking and assessing the whole body to find the root cause of the problem.

Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment
of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of specific
joints and soft tissues. Osteopathic practitioners are also trained in visceral manipulation
and gentle cranio-sacral treatment.

Osteopathic Practitioners treat people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. If you are
experiencing pain or dysfunction, or want to take preventative measures to improve your
health, Osteopathy can help.

Osteopathic Practitioners can help if you are experiencing problems such as:
• Neck and back pain and tension
• Headaches
• Shoulder pain/rotator cuff injury
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Sports injuries
• Joint or muscle pain
• Digestive, respiratory or menstrual problems
• Pre and post-natal support
• Jaw dysfunction
• Concussion
• Injuries from car accidents

A consultation with your osteopathic practitioner generally goes something like this:
• A discussion about your condition, and your heath history
• An examination of the area of pain or dysfunction, plus other related areas if needed
• Hands-on treatment where indicated
• Exercise assessment and prescription as required

Don’t forget to check your extended benefits as osteopathy is often included by many health
funds.

Explore the barriers that stand in the way of being the brightest you

Clinical Counselling is the process that occurs when a client and counselor set aside time in order to explore challenges that the client is facing. The counselor’s role is to help the client see things more clearly, reduce confusion, and make effective decisions and changes that promote wellness. The goal is always to facilitate positive change.

Counselling is built on a foundation of trust. Confidentiality and non-judgement is integral to the counseling relationship.

Reasons why it may be helpful to speak to a counselor:

  • You want to speak to someone who is unbiased and confidential
  • You want to understand why you tend to react or behave a certain way
  • You want to gain insight into your values and motivations, in order to make fully informed decisions
  • You are going through a difficult life transition and need some support or coping techniques
  • You have experienced a traumatic event, and are struggling to move on
  • You are feeling weighed down or stuck, unable to move forward
  • You feel you are losing your ability to control your substance use or eating habits
  • You want to develop more insight in order to grow as a person

Using food to set the foundation for a healthy body and mind

Holistic Nutrition is an integrative approach to diet that considers the individual’s unique nutritional requirements and aims to balance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. White taking an individualized approach, a holistic diet always focuses on whole foods
and may include nutritional supplements, when necessary.

A Holistic Nutritionist is a professional trained in Applied Holistic Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.

Although most people are aware of the benefits of sound nutrition, the range of conflicting information available to the consumer is often confusing. Holistic Nutritionists guide their clients through the maze of information about diets and supplements on the market. They work with clients to identify and help correct the nutritional imbalances that lead to disease and they are qualified to design personalized diet and lifestyle programs that optimize health.

Below is a list of some of the tools your nutritionist may provide you to support you in meeting
your health goals:

• Specific diet recommendations, highlighting the foods that will be most therapeutic for you
• Personalized meal plans and recipes that emphasize your recommended foods
• Helpful tools, tips and resources to help you with the implementation of your dietary plan
• Nutritional supplement recommendations
• Lifestyle counselling, which will address areas of exercise, sleep and stress management
• Food allergy / sensitivity testing (when necessary)

Get on the path to your greatest life

What is a Life Coach?

A Life Coach is a professional who works in the present to help you reach a goal, or make a change in your life. They guide you through the process by asking questions that help you evaluate and decide which steps are the best for you to take to reach your goal, and helping you to manage the resulting personal change all along the way.

Why hire a life coach?

  • Something great happened, but that change is scary.
  • Something bad happened, how do I sort through these feelings and move forward.
  • Nothing is happening, and you are feeling stuck.
  • You want something to happen, but you don’t know how to get there or are feeling scared.
  • You don’t know what is happening

Benefits of seeing a life coach:

Clarity- your goals are clearer, so your actions are more effective and focused.

Plan– once a goal is established, you work with your coach to create a plan to reach your goal.

Momentum- once you get started with coaching it is easier to get results.

Unbiased Input- often family and friends can be great support, but a coach will provide unbiased input that can help change your perspective and see things about your life differently.

Accountability- a coach will help you address those roadblocks that are stopping you from achieving your goals.

Focused- the focus is on your dreams and goals.

Energy- you have more time and energy.

The Dalian Method, created by modern-day mystic Mada Eliza Dalian, is truly unique. It is like a map; a precise system that guides you through a series of steps that enable you to quickly see and release the root causes of what limits you so that you can live your fullest expression.

Imagine an iceberg. You can only see the top of the iceberg above the water, but the much larger portion is below the water and is determining the direction the iceberg will travel. The top of the ice berg can’t do much to change the direction. Throughout life we take on many false beliefs about ourselves from the experiences we have. Most of these beliefs are repressed and held under the surface, in the part of the ice berg that you cannot see. You want to change your life, but you cannot do so without working with these beliefs that are under the surface and that are sabotaging you.

The Dalian Method gives you a way to very quickly dive deep under the surface, see the repressed beliefs that are held there and then release them. Once you start releasing the beliefs that have been repressed, you will quickly begin to peel layer after layer and dive deeper and deeper releasing more and more of what has been limiting you. As this happens, you will feel your energy start to expand and you will feel that you are getting lighter. The Dalian Method will then guide you to access your wisdom to understand why you had the experiences you had and to integrate the lessons from the pain of the past. This is the point where a transformation of consciousness occurs and you open further to a deeper understanding which is flowering within you. Next, you nurture and grow this new consciousness by repeating your transformational understanding and anchoring it through your body, from head to toe, using specific Dalian Method techniques.

After you’ve completed all this you write down the life-changing awareness that you’ve uncovered from within yourself and make tangible action steps about how you’re going to integrate your new awareness into your daily life. These action steps are crucial to the completion of your transformation and will usually take between 1 to 3 months to complete.

The Dalian Method uses a precise sequence of steps which include specific techniques for breath work, expression (both verbal and emotional), body awareness, body movement, witnessing, non-judgement, honesty, the chakra system, yin-yang energy balancing, visualization and much more. How this all works and comes together will be clearly explained to you during your session and Jandy will be there to guide you, help you stay on track and go deeper. There is also a book and CD/MP3 set called Healing the Body and Awakening Consciousness with the Dalian Method which you can purchase at the clinic for a more detailed explanation and guidance from Mada herself.

Mada Eliza Dalian who created this method is a genius. She has translated her profound understanding of mysticism and healing into the Dalian Method which is her gift to the world. In doing so, she has freed thousands of people from needless suffering. This will increase exponentially as uptake of this rare method grows.

The Dalian Method has been used to help people with their healing processes related to many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues including:

  • mental health issues
  • grief and loss
  • fear and uncertainty
  • chronic pain and disease
  • injury and trauma
  • addiction
  • digestive issues and weight problems
  • sexual issues
  • low energy
  • welcoming peace, inner stillness, trust and joy
  • forgiveness/opening the heart
  • relationship issues
  • career and money issues

Initial Visit:

An initial Dalian Method session lasts 3 hours and, while session results are immediate, there’s an important integration process following a session which is typically 1 – 3 months long. All sessions start with a detailed explanation of what the Dalian Method is and how it works. ​Follow-up support is included with the sessions.

​ You will be given a recording to listen to of your session. It’s important to listen to this after your session in order to deepen your understanding and nurture the transformation you experienced.​

​There are books and recordings by Mada Eliza Dalian that you can purchase with your session in order to practice the Dalian Method at home and further your understanding.

Subsequent Visits:

About 1 – 3 months after your first Dalian Method session, you will be ready to go deeper with another session. Your subsequent visits will be similar to your initial visit except there will be less time spent describing the Dalian Method and you will be more familiar with the techniques of the method and therefore you will typically be able to use the method more effectively and have a deeper experience of healing.

Find Answers to Your Own Questions- Intro Session:

Do you have a question that you really need to find an answer to? Trying to make a big decision or gain insight on an important matter, but aren’t clear what path to take? Jandy now offers one hour sessions to both new and experienced clients with the Find Answers to Your Own Questions (FATYQ) version of the Dalian Method. The answers to your questions are already within you, but normally we look outside of ourselves for the answers. At other times, we try to look inside for the answers but there is too much confusion and inner contradiction to find a clear answer. This version of the Dalian Method will guide you through the steps to quickly cut through the inner confusions and conflicts and find the answer to your question inside yourself.

Investment:

We are happy to be able to offer direct billing to many extended health benefit plans through Telus E-Health & Pacific Blue Cross. Please be sure to give our receptionists your benefits card when you first arrive to the clinic or include the numbers in your intake form so that we can process your claim quickly and easily for you!

  • Initial Visit: $175
  • 45-minute Follow-up: $125
  • 30-minute Follow-up: $85
  • 15-minute Acute Visit: $49
  • Bowen Therapy: $90
  • Naturopathic Acupuncture: $90
  • IV Therapy:
    Myers IV- $120
    Thyroid Support IV- $125
    Adrenal Support IV- $125
    General Immune Support IV- $125
  • 30-minutes: $60
  • 45-minutes: $87
  • 60-minutes: $110
  • 75-minutes: $133
  • 90-minutes: $155
  • Initial Visit (90-minutes) – $110
  • Follow-Up Visit (60-minutes) – $90

Packages:

  • 3 treatment package ($85/session) – $255
  • 6 treatment package ($80/session) – $480
  • 10 treatment package ($75/session) – $750
  • Initial Osteopathic Treatment (60-minutes) – $140
  • Initial Osteopathic Treatment (30-minutes) – $90
  • Counseling Session (50 minutes) – $110
  • EMDR Session (80 minutes) – $130
  • Initial Visit (75 minutes) – $130.00
  • Protocol Discussion (45 minutes) – $90
  • Protocol Follow Up (30 minutes) – $60
  • Meal Planning Session (15 minutes) – $75
  • Complimentary Consultation (15 minutes)- $0
  • $60 per session

Packages:

  • 3 sessions for $165 ($55 per session)
  • 5 sessions for $250 ($50 per session)

*Please note that all life coaching packages expire after a year*

  • Initial Visit- Dalian Method session: 3 hours, $280
  • Subsequent Visit- Dalian Method session: 2.5 hours, $250
  • Find Answers to Your Own Questions- Intro Dalian Method session: 1 hour, $100
  • Complimentary consultation: 30 minutes