In addition to general health, Dr. Ashley has a special interest in:

Reproductive Health:
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • PMS, perimenopause, menopause
  • PCOS, endometriosis
  • Fertility 
Digestive Health:
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)/IBS
  • Abdominal pain, acid reflux, bloating
  • Food sensitivities 
Hormone Health:
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Diabetes, blood sugar dysregulation
  • Cardiovascular health
Services

Includes


Injection Therapies:

Intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection therapies are the administration of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids) directly into the bloodstream or muscle, respectively. This allows for bypass of the gastrointestinal tract, increasing the availability of these nutrients for immediate use by your cells. Therapeutic doses of the nutrients are based on the patients health history and goals.

Some uses include: antioxidant support, immune optimization, detoxification, supporting nutritional deficiencies.


Acupuncture:

Grounded in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses the understanding of the body’s meridians to optimize the flow of Qi or “vital energy”. Acupuncture involves the use of thin stainless steel needles, inserted strategically along meridian points, to stimulate blood flow and rebalance Qi.

Some uses include: chronic stress, hormone rebalance, digestive support, immune support, musculoskeletal (soft tissue) injuries.


Chelation Therapy:

A chelating agent is a molecule that binds to another molecule. Chelation therapy is the administration of a chelating agent, intravenously and orally, to bind and remove toxic buildup (i.e. mercury, lead, aluminium, cadmium and arsenic). While undergoing chelation therapy, detoxification pathways and nutrient repletion are fully supported throughout the treatment to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Some uses include: heavy metal toxicity, coronary artery disease, infectious disease, cancer.


Botanical Medicine:

Botanical medicine is the use of the whole plant or plant parts to prevent or treat specific ailments. Many pharmaceuticals today are derived by parts of a plant, isolated and modified for its purpose. Although necessary at times, this results in the loss of many of the beneficial and synergistic parts of the plant. Plant synergy is pillar of botanical medicine; all plant parts working together towards the same goal, often with minimal or no side effects. Informed by your health history, Dr. Ashley customizes herbal blends that work optimally to support your health goals.


Clinical Nutrition:

Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Dr. Ashley recognizes that each person has unique metabolisms which require a personalized approach to clinical nutrition. Adequate nutrition is essential for providing the body its core building blocks in order to function. Additionally, assessing absorption and utilization of these nutrients is required to ensure you’re getting the most from your meals. Dietary changes can be daunting, recommendations are made with a step-wise manageable approach so ensure sustainable outcomes.


Pharmaceuticals:

Dr. Ashley is licensed to prescribe pharmaceuticals if and when needed. Her approach is to ensure your pharmaceuticals are working best for you and limit side effects. This may include personalized compounded prescriptions that better fit your concerns. All prescription are followed up and adjusted as your health goals change.


Lifestyle Counselling:

Often the missing link in healthcare, lifestyle counseling offers a safe space for the patient to be heard and to truly get engaged with their health. Lifestyle factors, such as stress, sleep, exercise and environmental exposures, are some of the primary pillars that influence health outcomes. Dr. Ashley values open dialogue with her patients, and finds it essential in patient-centered care as it allows for empowered, informed care.


Functional/Lab Testing:

Laboratory testing can be a useful method to gain information of what’s happening inside the body and may help direct treatment strategies for better outcomes. Dr. Ashley offers numerous lab testing depending on the patients needs. Some of these include:

General screening (LifeLabs), food sensitivity, SIBO breath test, hormone testing, micronutrient testing, heavy metal screening.

Fee Schedule

Please visit https://www.acubalance.ca/the-clinic/fees for updated fee schedule at Acubalance Wellness Centre,
or call 604-678-8600
to learn more.