As you probably know, our office is currently closed for in-office treatments. This is in an effort to help “flatten the curve” and to keep everyone safe. This is especially important in our office as we see a lot of immunocompromised patients.
Instead, to continue to serve you, I am now offering Neuro-Optimization treatments virtually. As I cannot physically touch you, some aspects of the treatment will obviously be different. However, we can still continue the body connection exercises, breathing exercises and mindfulness exercises to help you relieve stress and tension.
Some of the exercises come from the “12 Stages of Healing” by Dr. Donald Epstein. The term Stages of Healing refers to a state of consciousness. There are 12 states and once you are aware of them, you can observe where you are on your healing journey.
As part of the human experience, we have choices. Even when it seems like we have no choice i.e. we’re told to self isolate for 14 days, we can still choose our reaction to it. One possible reaction is to fully accept where we are, to experience it fully and make the best of it, even if it’s uncomfortable or painful. Another option is avoid it or run away from it completely.
As a healthcare practitioner, I see both. Some people accept their pain, illness, diagnosis, etc and are committed to taking action steps to change what they can. I’ve also seen people not wanting to know what is going on in their body or even deny it.
The 12 stages of healing allows us to fully accept where we are at and to experience it, including all the emotions present. Instead of trying to avoid what we don’t like or attempt to be somewhere else, the principle is to simply be where you are.
In the world, life is calling us to literally be where we are. If we can’t go outside, we will go inside. If we can’t go without, we will go within.
Would you like to schedule a virtual session? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s say that a person who has a cold, walks into a room with 20 people. The person touches other people by shaking hands, sneezing and coughing. Some of the 20 people would end up with the cold but not all.
If it were true that being in direct contact with a cold resulted in someone contracting the cold, then all 20 people would be sick with the cold. But this is not the case.
Therefore, we need to ask ourselves, what is different. Each person’s immune system is different!! It is all about IMMUNITY.
As you know, it is your body’s nervous system that controls and optimizes your immunity. Your nervous system acts like an air traffic controller that directs the immune cells to detect and get rid of invaders. The better your immune system is, the less likely you are to get a virus.
However, when your immune system does not work optimally, then you are more prone to illness.
So, what are some ways to make sure that your immune system is functioning optimally?
Supplements You Can Take to Optimize Your Immunity
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BioHeal Ottawa is Ceasing In-Clinic Consultations Temporarily
Switching ALL Appointments to Phone Consultations
In light of ongoing developments related to the spread of COVID-19, BioHeal Ottawa is making the following changes to its clinic operations.
Our regulatory board has now deemed it necessary for doctors to stop in-person consultations. However, there is another way in which BioHeal’s doctors can administer medical assessments for you so that your treatment stays on course during these strange times. Here’s what we recommend …
FOR NATUROPATHIC CONSULTATIONS … Phone Consultation Follow-Up appointments and Initial Consultation appointments allow you to stay in touch with your doctor and on schedule with your treatment plan. And, if you’re a new patient, just starting your health journey with us, you’re in luck too, as we can do this at a distance. Here’s how this works.
BioHeal’s naturopathic doctors, Dr. Marie and Dr. Jesse, are experts in the energetic testing method of auricular medicine. It allows them to assess you at a distance just as easily as in person, for how well a protocol matches with your personal constitution. Our BioHeal doctors can work with you to assess how you’ve been doing, decide what needs to change and test any new (or old) item within your protocol works with you and what dosage it should be taken at … all while just speaking to you on the phone. If this sounds too good to be true, keep in mind that even before COVID-19 gripped the world, 25% of our Doctors’ patients were choosing “Phone Consultations” for follow-up consultations rather than drive in for a face-to-face consultation. Email email@example.com to book your time.
During a “Phone Consultation Follow-Up”, the Doctor’s spend the first 10 min of your follow-up appointment on the phone, then they follow-up with energetic testing and treatment plan write up for you for the following 20 min. Nothing is lost with this type of treatment. You get your new treatment plan and you can always choose to come back for a face-to-face when it is more convenient (allowed).
During an “Initial Consultation” the Doctor spends the first 30 min of your follow-up appointment on the phone. Then they follow-up with energetic testing and treatment plan write up for the following 60 minutes. It’s the same first-class treatment they are accustomed to providing in person.
FOR CHIROPRACTIC CONSULTATIONS … the answer is “SRI treaments” with Dr. Amanda, via Zoom software. Opt to change your in-person chiropractic visit to an “SRI treatment” which is what Dr Amanda specializes at and is recognized for. The best part is, it can be done remotely with you, via Zoom. Please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and once an appointment is booked we will send you an email with a way to connect by video conferencing. If you are in need of acute chiropractic care, please contact our office and we will help find a solution for you.
Credit card information will be required to be able to do phone consults and purchase supplements. We can take care of this on the phone however, you can help us out by going into your own patient profile account and entering this information yourself. If you require help logging in, please email us and we can send you the password reset link to access your profile on Jane App.
As a last word today on how to protect yourself at this, or any time, when ailments seem to be passing around, remember that the natural remedies that naturopathic doctors use are tremendous immune boosters and in many cases anti-viral. Please consider booking an appointment to support your immune system. In the meantime, we recommend taking the following for immune support:
However, if you are acutely sick we’re here and ready for you via phone consults. Again, please contact us at email@example.com.
Let us be your health partner through this difficult time.
We wish you and yours good health during these unprecedented times,
Dear BioHeal Friends,
Your health and well-being, as well as that of our staff, remains our number one priority at BioHeal Ottawa, and never more so than in these interesting times that we’re living through right now.
Firstly, BioHeal Ottawa will be closed for naturopathic treatments and therapies during the week of March 16 – 20th. Please note, however, that there will be two dates during this period that the office will be open for product purchases and pick-up. These times are:
Tuesday, March 17th from 8 am – 12 noon, and
Wednesday, March 18th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In the event of an emergency, please email our office and we will do our best to accommodate you by arranging a phone consult with either Dr. Marie or Dr. Jesse. Also note that, Dr. Amanda will be seeing patients as per their scheduled appointment during this time period.
The open hours noted above should allow those who want to stock up on additional supplements to do so, especially if you are running low and fear the further spread of COVID-19, or that the city/province could potentially invoke mandatory quarantines.
We are continuously monitoring this issue and should our city alert be escalated, we are prepared to take additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Thank you for your patience. Please take care of yourself and of each other.
Yours in Health,
As we see a lot of patients who have weakened immune systems in our office, we take extra steps to ensure the health and well-being of those that visit us.
With the recent outbreaks of the Coronavirus, we have taken even more measures for your health as well as that of our staff.
Immunity Supporting Treatments
Supplements You Can Take to Boost Your Immunity as Recommended by Dr. Marie Matheson
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office 613-446-6060 or send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting with a part of your body that is in pain also tells you about a part of your life that is in pain.
Put your hands on an area of your body that causes you pain.
Say “hello” to that area.
Prepare to ask your body some questions and then listen for responses. Sometimes you will get one, other times, you will not. What is important is the invitation to your body to speak to you and be heard.
Questions to ask your body/pain:
Remember that you are in pain….it’s supposed to hurt!
Once you’ve communicated with your body. Thank it for listening and answering the questions that it did. Remember to pause between each question and give your body time to answer.
If you did not get a response, try again when you have quiet time for yourself.
We are all here for a purpose. The world needs you. The world needs to heal and it needs you to learn how to heal yourself. Once you can heal yourself on one level, you can teach others to do the same. As you peel back the layers of your onion, you will go deeper and deeper into your healing.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.