Naturopathic medicine combines modern researched-based medicine with ancient healing techniques, bringing you the best of both conventional and natural medicine to help you feel your best. As a primary care practitioner Dr. Shea is trained to manage many health conditions from digestive issues, low energy and hormonal imbalances to chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. She believes that the real solution to tackling your health is determining what is causing the disease or discomfort. From a naturopathic perspective, symptoms are viewed as warning signs from your body letting you know that something is out of balance. Dr. Shea will work with you to explore this together and take steps to remove the obstacles that are preventing you from achieving your health goals.
Individualized treatment plans using safe and effective approaches may include the use of Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle Counseling, Dietary Counseling or Dietary Supplements depending on what is right for you and your lifestyle. Dr. Shea ND has a special interest in correcting hormonal imbalances and optimizing digestive health.
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Individualized Dietary Counseling
Cortisol “Stress Hormone” Testing
Food Sensitivity Testing
Full Physical Exams
Full Dispensary of Physician Based Natural Health Products
During your first visit Dr. Shea will review your entire personal and family health history as well as your health and wellness goals. After collecting a detailed history and getting to know you, she will have a better understanding of what treatments will be best suited for you and your lifestyle. She may also request lab work and perform a complaint oriented physical exam to gain a more thorough understanding of your health. Based on this information. Dr. Shea will put together a customized treatment plan that is specific for you and your health goals. This plan will be a guideline for subsequent visits. She will work with this plan making changes as necessary to maximize results and further tailor the plan to ensure it is working for you.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, I want to help you achieve your optimal level of health. My passion for natural health solutions started at a young age when I was growing up in the Niagara region and looking for solutions to my own digestive and hormonal concerns. My curiosity for health and wellness lead me to pursue a degree in Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University where I graduated with my Honours degree in 2010. It was during this time at university that I started hearing about friends and family who were seeing Naturopathic Doctors. After having a first- hand experience and alleviation of my own health issues with naturopathic medicine, I realized this was the career for me.
Shortly after my first naturopathic experience, I enrolled at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Now I’m fortunate to have a job that I absolutely love, where I get to share my passion for health with others. After 9 years being away, obtaining my degrees, I’m excited to be back in the Niagara region working in the community that I grew up in.
I believe that healthcare is best provided by a team and that increased collaboration means a better outcome for the patient. This lead me to the Yoga Vine Integrated Health Studio where our hope is that by working as a team to combine conventional healthcare and alternative treatments we can make a difference in the health and wellness of our community. I’m excited to welcome my patients into the healing space of The Yoga Vine, where our community has access to this beautiful yoga studio. Yoga has been such an instrumental part of my own wellness journey and I’m pleased when I get to see how it positively affects those around me as well.
As a registered Naturopathic Doctor I am certified with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). I have a general family practice with a focus on hormonal imbalances and digestive health. I look forward to starting this journey together to regain your health, naturally.
*please note new pricing as of August 1, 2020
Initial Assessment (required prior to booking other appointment types): $175
2nd Visit Follow up - $120
Subsequent 30 minute Follow up - $80
Acupuncture treatment (45 minutes) - $95
Acupuncture treatment (20 minutes) - $60
Most extended health care plans do cover naturopathic services so make sure you check with your provider to see if you’re eligible.