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Naturopathic Treatments at Complete Health

Lifestyle counseling

Your naturopathic doctor will educate and guide you on healthy life choices.

Clinical nutrition & supplementation

Nutrition is the foundation on which optimal health is attained. Dr. Annie Cannon will review your diet and suggest ways to improve it in a sustainable way based on your specific health needs. Nutritional supplementation of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutrients may also be suggested.

Personalized nutrition plans can be helpful for:

  • Detoxification
  • Weight management
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Digestive disorders
  • and more

Herbal medicine

An ancient form of medicine, herbs may be prescribed in the form of pills or drops to calm or stimulate certain organ systems.

Laboratory testing

Routine blood and urine tests are usually suggested to get a clearer idea of your health status. We also offer specialized blood, urine, and saliva tests to evaluate food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, and more.

Some of our specialized tests include:

  • Food Sensitivity Test
  • Adrenal Function Panel (cortisol)
  • Female/Male Hormone Panel
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test
  • Organic Acids Test
  • Urine Steroid Hormones Test (similar to the DUTCH test)

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles along the body’s energy channels to stimulate the free flow of energy or, Qi. This relieves pain and promotes proper organ function.

During the treatment, very small needles are inserted at various points of the body. You may feel a slight prick during insertion, but it is usually a painless and calming experience.

Acupuncture can be helpful for:

  • Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders
  • Hormone balancing
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fertility
  • and more

Weight Loss Program

Finding the Root Cause

Weight gain or difficulty losing weight can be caused by many things, such as suboptimal diet and exercise, food sensitivities, excess or low cortisol, thyroid dysfunction, estrogen dominance, and others. Dr. Annie will help you determine the root cause.

A Comprehensive Approach

This individualized weight loss program consists of weekly visits for 4 weeks, then every two weeks for the remaining 8 weeks, and includes an initial intake, weigh-ins, measurements, nutritional counselling and a meal plan, supplement and lab test recommendations, acupuncture, and injections to boost metabolism and fat loss.

Download the program information sheet for more details.

Sublingual Immunotherapy

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a treatment for respiratory allergic diseases which can improve allergy symptoms, reduce the need for medications to treat the symptoms, and has long-term effects in preventing the development of asthma and new allergies.

SLIT is an alternative way to treat allergies without injections and is well-suited to the needle phobic, children, travelers and the elderly.

Dr. Annie first uses skin prick allergy testing to confirm the patient’s sensitivities. Once this is determined, an allergen extract is prepared in liquid form. The patient then takes very small doses of the allergen under the tongue daily to boost tolerance to the substance and reduce symptoms. The therapy is continued for three to five years to develop a lasting immunity.

Everyone is different, however, the average improvement after a full duration of allergy immunotherapy is approximately 80% to the point where the patient can live their lives without the need for antihistamines.

SLIT can be used during allergy season or done preventatively, beginning 30-60 days prior to pollen season. There is no season for mold, animal dander, or house dust mite – treatment can start at any time.

Types of allergies treated: cat, dog, horse, cow, dust mites, tree pollens, grasses, weeds, and mold.

Food allergies are not tested in this way as there is no treatment available. Ask about food sensitivity testing.

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy

  • Intravenous (IV) therapy is the delivery of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream. This means 100% absorption and allows for higher doses than what can be obtained through diet.
  • IV therapy can be beneficial for many conditions such as fatigue, chronic stress, poor sleep, frequent and acute infections, mood disorders, PMS, hangovers, jet lag, anti-aging, and sports recovery.
  • Select IV formulations are also safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding!

IV Menu

Feeling Good
Multivitamin-mineral
$145
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Life is busy, which can get in the way of proper nutrition. Our basic formulation contains B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals which are great for fatigue, stress, sleep, mood, and more.

Mini Feeling Good
$100
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A shorter IV push still containing enough nutrients for a boost. Treatment lasts 20-30 minutes.

Immunity
$145
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Our basic multivitamin-mineral IV with added zinc, selenium, and extra vitamin C to boost your immune system. Great as prevention or to help treat a current cold or flu.

Migraine-no-more
$145
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Our basic multivitamin-mineral IV with added procaine and extra B6 and magnesium. Prevention and treatment of migraines, headaches, and menstrual cramps.

Revitalize
$165
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An antioxidant/anti-aging IV. This is our basic multivitamin-mineral IV with added zinc, selenium, biotin, proline, and extra vitamin C, followed by a glutathione push for maximum detoxification, cell repair, collagen production, and skin, hair, and nail health.

Virus Crusher
High dose vitamin C
$165
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Vitamin C is antioxidant (prevents cell damage- anti-aging), supports the adrenal glands, the immune system, and collagen production. In higher doses, it has an anti-viral effect, great for many types of stubborn infections.

Glutathione
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  • As the primary antioxidant in the body, glutathione helps repair cells (anti-aging), supports liver detoxification, removes heavy metals, and boosts the immune system. Works best added on to a multivitamin-mineral IV.
  • Add-on to IV: $20 for 5mL, $40 for 10mL
  • Standalone push: $95 for 5mL, $120 for 10mL

Dr. Annie is trained in IV therapy by International IV Nutritional Therapy.

Initial Visits

Initial IV therapy Visit

Duration: 60 Minutes | Cost: Additional $25 initial fee for Initial IV Visit

Initial Injection Visit:

Duration: 10 mins | Cost: Additional $15 initial fee Initial Injection Visit

Dr. Annie is trained in IV therapy by International IV Nutritional Therapy.

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IV Therapy Tips and Instructions

In order to ensure your experience with IV therapy at Complete Health is safe, timely, and relaxing, please read and follow the following tips and instructions:

  • Stay hydrated – especially if your veins are difficult to access. Drinking water helps to promote vasodilation, and is helpful to both yourself and to Dr. Annie, who will be administering your IV.
  • Please ensure that you eat prior to your intravenous therapy appointment – receiving IV’s on an empty stomach can result in mild nausea.
  • Be sure to pack yourself some food and water if your IV is scheduled for longer than an hour (high dose vitamin C).
  • You are encouraged to use the washroom prior to your IV treatment. Before your first IV, you will be asked to give a urine sample to check kidney and liver health status to make sure IV therapy is safe.
  • Feel free to bring a book, magazine, smart phone, headphones, etc. to keep yourself entertained while receiving your IV treatment.
  • IV’s may be pre-mixed the day of your appointment, therefore we need ample notice (24 hours) if you need to cancel or reschedule your IV. Missed appointments or appointments cancelled within 24 hours may be charged up to 100% of the appointment fee.
  • Do not move your arm connected to the IV line.
  • Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag.
  • It is common to have bright yellow urine after taking supplemental B vitamins. If you are getting a glutathione IV, you may notice a sulfur smell to your urine.

 Thank you for following these instructions and keeping the IV experience as safe and positive as possible!

Injections Therapies

Injection therapies involves injecting small amounts of vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients into the muscle or skin for targeted treatment.

Neural therapy/Myofascial Trigger Point Injection Therapy uses small injections of a local anesthetic and vitamin B12 into scars, nerve sites, muscle trigger points, acupuncture points, and other areas to break up dysfunctional nervous system responses which cause pain and tension. These can be from accidents, surgeries, stress, or other traumas, which can cause dysfunction anywhere in the body.

B vitamin injections – Quick and easy customized B vitamin injections including B12 to boost energy, improve mood, and more. Great for vegetarians and vegans.

Lipotropic injections - As part of a weight loss plan, these injections contain specific amino acids, as well as chromium and carnitine to mobilize fat stores and increase insulin sensitivity.

Magnesium injections - Beneficial for acute migraines, heart health, lowering blood pressure, and muscle cramps.

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