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Naturopathic Medicine at Paradigm

Naturopathic medicine focuses on whole-patient wellness; the medicine is designed to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Paradigm attempts to find the cause of disease rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. We believe in an integrative approach to wellness and collaborate with all other branches of medical science and the healing arts.

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Our Principles

Do no harm

Your naturopathic doctor chooses remedies and therapies that are safe and effective to enhance your health and minimize harmful side effects.

The healing power of nature

Your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring.

Identify and treat the cause

The primary goal of your naturopathic doctor is to determine and treat the underlying cause of disease.

Treat the whole person

In treating the cause of any condition your naturopathic doctor takes into account not only your physical symptoms, but also mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors.

Doctor as teacher

Your naturopathic doctor will assist you in understanding health and illness and in becoming more capable of maintaining your own health.

Disease prevention and health promotion

Your naturopathic doctor applies all of the above principles in a proactive form of disease prevention and health promotion.

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Our Group

Dr. Jason Ahlan,

BSc, (Honours) ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Dr. Trevor Hoffman,

ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Dr. Rhiannon Owens,

BA (HS), ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Dr. Arden Baker-Hadley,

MSOM, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Dr. Christopher Schlee,

BSc, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Dr. Jana Exner,

ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Brenda Atkinson,

Clinic Manager

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Shawn Boshuck,

Clinical Nursing Manager

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Lynnette Watson,

Registered Nurse

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RaeAnne Duce,

Receptionist

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Our Programs

  • Sports Medicine
  • Pain/Injury Management
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Adjunctive Cancer Care
  • Natural Hormone Therapy
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Independent/Extended Laboratory Evaluation

Our Therapies

Every day, there are thousands of biochemical processes happening within our bodies that require vitamins and minerals for their proper function. These nutrients can be obtained from many sources, including the foods we eat and select nutritional supplements, such as multivitamins or a B-complex. However, we can only absorb a certain amount from these sources. Infusing these substances directly into the blood circulation allows us to provide a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than would be possible by taking supplements. This allows for rapid delivery of these nutrients directly to our cells and tissues by bypassing the gastrointestinal tract.

Some other benefits include the ability to provide nutrients and medicines that would otherwise be difficult to due to their poor absorption, or any barriers to normal absorption, such as a digestive illness.

What other substances can we use?

In addition to vitamins and minerals, botanical extracts and antioxidant compounds can also be infused if required.

What conditions might benefit from IV therapies?

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis), Cancer, Infection, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Stress-induced Fatigue, Headache, Arthritis, Athletic Performance (Nutritional Optimization), Cardiovascular Disease, Asthma, Gout

Nutrients are required for everything our bodies do - structurally and functionally. Ordinarily, these are replenished through the foods we eat. However in the past few decades our foods have lessened with respect to their nutrient content. Coupled with increased demand for these nutrients (such as periods of stress or illness), or deficiency-inducing factors such as absorption or enzymatic defects), this results in detriments to our health.

Modern supplements contain a variety of supplements are compounds designed to address these deficiency states, providing our bodies with the nutrients we would otherwise be lacking. At Paradigm Health Group, we do our best to ensure the supplements we recommend are high quality, safe and effective.

At Paradigm Health Group, we employ several injection therapies to repair damaged or degenerative tissue. The purpose behind these therapies is to stimulate your body to accelerate its own healing processes through use of proliferative or biological agents.

Conditions Treated:

Musculoskeletal Pain, Joint Pain and Degeneration, Torn meniscus, Osteoarthritis, Back and Neck Pain, Herniated Discs, Sports Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Prolotherapy

After an injury, the body uses inflammation to repair the damage. Prolotherapy is a type of injection therapy that uses varying concentrations of dextrose, typically between 10% to 25%. This is used to stimulate a localized wound healing cascade (three phases - inflammation, regeneration and remodelling) – primarily ligaments, tendons and cartilage. The aim of this therapy is to strengthen and rebuild these structures to become stronger and tighter.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelets, which are contained in blood plasma, release numerous growth factors that are essential for the healing of injured tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a type of regenerative injection therapy that uses concentrated platelets to accelerate this repair. These platelets are concentrated by centrifuging a sample of venous blood, thereby removing the red blood cells and a portion of plasma from the injection solution. The remaining PRP solution contains approximately five times as many platelets as whole blood, releasing growth factor concentrations up to 300 times greater.

Ozone

Ozone injections are an excellent treatment option for infectious, circulatory or structural illnesses. This treatment is often combined with Prolotherapy (“Prolozone”) or Platelet Rich Plasma, primarily for the treatment of herniated or degenerative discs.

For more information on ozone, click here.

Neural Therapy

Neural therapy is the practice administering localized injections of an anesthetic substance, with the aim of restoring function of the autonomic nervous system to areas where damage or impedance to neurological signalling may have occurred. Surgical scars are a typical example; however any area experiencing interference may result in referred pain syndromes around the body.

Ozone

In medicine, Ozone has numerous well-established properties. It is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. It has been recognized by both the FDA and EPA that ozone destroys 99.9992% of all pathogenic organisms. This makes it an excellent therapeutic tool for treatment of illnesses caused by infection.

In the body, ozone also has a number of other beneficial effects, including enhancing circulation, stimulating the immune system, stimulating oxygen metabolism and release of oxygen to the tissues from hemoglobin.

Ozone can be administered intravenously, by injection, or insufflated rectally. It can also be applied in a topical carrier solution (such as olive oil), or via bagging method (for use in treating ulcers, burns, or wide-spread infection).

Conditions Treated:

Infection (all types), Circulatory and Vascular Diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Ulcers, Burns, Herniated Discs

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced by our bodies, and functions as the the immune system's first line of defense again invading pathogens. Compounded for medical application at a concentration of 3%, hydrogen peroxide has many uses in the body, including destruction of many types of pathogenic organisms, oxygenation in the bloodstream and tissues, and reversal of arterial plaques. For our infusions, we include both magnesium and manganese sulfate for vascular protection.

Book an intial consultation and have our highly skilled Doctors develop a health strategy specifically tailored to your needs.

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Contact Paradigm

Reception Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed
Practitioner’s hours may vary – contact Reception for details.

Lunch Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Contact Us

E: info@paradigmhealth.ca
T: 1 (403) 301-7406
F: 1 (403) 301-7403

Location

Paradigm Health Group
Suite 529, 10333 Southport Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2W 3X6