What We Do
The goal of Naturopathic Medicine is not to suppress the body’s natural response by covering up symptoms. Instead, its goal is to treat the root imbalance in the body that causes symptoms or disease states. Symptoms are the “red flag” that there is a dis-ease state in the body. If a body’s root imbalance is found and treated, symptoms and disease states can be eliminated rather than simply hidden.
Visit our Naturopathic Living page for more information.
Visit our Naturopathic Living page for more information.
Urinary tract infections/Interstitial Cystitis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Non-celiac gluten intolerance
Acupuncture is a complete medical system with a rich history that dates back over 5000 years. Modern scientific research has shown excellent results in treating all kinds of pain. This ancient medical system is not only effective for pain relief, it is also very effective for nausea, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, stress reduction, sleep problems, anxiety and depression.
Both Dr. Jeff and Dr. Carin have extensive training in Acupuncture completing their Masters degree in Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University in Washington. They are both currently training under one of the top practitioners in North America, Dr. Richard Tan.
An acupuncture appointment is between 30-60min in length. The first few minutes will consist of the acupuncturist gathering information about your concerns and performing any applicable physical exams.
Acupuncture is performed most often with the patient either sitting in a chair or laying down on the exam table.
Upon insertion of the needle you may feel a prick like a mosquito bite, local heaviness and tightness or no sensation at all. Patients sit or lay down comfortably with the needles for 20-45min. Most patients find treatments to be relaxing and restful.
At Brio, Bowen practitioners describe Bowen as a type of physical “drainage” technique. The whole body is addressed, rather than just the symptoms the patient presents to the clinic with. The practitioner will perform a series of gentle movements along the spine and specific points on the body. The movements are similar to the action of plucking a guitar string, and they work by subtly rolling muscle, nerve, tendon and connective tissue. During the treatment, specific breaks are taken between sets of moves, where the practitioner physically leaves the room to allow the patient to reach a deeper state of relaxation, and in turn for the body to incorporate the current treatment.
Each person responds differently-at different rates and to different degrees. Each patient will respond according to their body’s own unique ability to heal.
- Musco-skeletal: Motor vehicle accidents; frozen shoulder; shoulder pain; tennis elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome; arthritic pain; sports injuries; headaches; TMJ syndrome; scoliosis; migraines; postural problems; gait disorders; leg length discrepancies; plantar faciitis; shin splints; hernia; knee and hip restrictions; pelvic problems; sciatica; lower back pain; hamstring pulls
- Respiratory: Asthma; bronchitis; hay-fever; sinusitis; allergies
- Digestive disorders: Constipation; colic; Crohn’s disease, indigestion, bowel problems, gall stones
- Gynecological: Infertility; mastitis; pre-menstrual syndrome; breast lumps
- Other: Chronic fatigue syndrome; balance problems; tinnitis, bed wetting in children; prostate problems; hemorrhoids; earaches
· SUPPORT IMMUNE SYSTEM
· DECREASE STRESS & ANXIETY
· BETTER SLEEP
· ELIMINATE HEADACHES
· IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION
· ALLEVIATE JET LAG & HANGOVERS
· UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
· SEASONAL ALLERGIES
· HORMONAL IMBALANCE
· ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
· INJURY RECOVERY
- Elimination of pain
- Reduce the need for medication
- Restore normal range of motion
Improve quality of life
- No side effects
- Safe with pace makers and metal implants
A specialized assessment is used to find restrictions in the fascia and specific anatomical points are treated with deep friction massage affecting the deepest layers of fascia. No oil is used for this specific treatment and usually no more than six areas are treated in one session. It is best to wear comfortable shorts (and a sports bra).
Therapeutically induced inflammation may be a result, so expect a bit of soreness for a day or two but you should feel the pain from your previous injury/ dysfunction diminished and return of function. A follow up session, usually a week to ten days later, may focus on another line or group of points related to the injury.
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Testimonials for Brio Integrative Health Centre
Our family has greatly benefited from the overall expertise, knowledge, dedication and commitment demonstrated by the whole Brio Integrative Health Team. That includes you too, Kyra! Thanks so much!
I have always looked forward to my visits with Dr. Dhiman. They have always been pleasant. She always listens to my problems and really looks into my health; not just to treat what’s visibly there but just so I can be overall healthy. Which is why I will continue seeing her as my doctor. She is an amazing person; and I can tell she really cares and wants to make everyone feel better.
Since working with Dr. Lee, I have not only become more aware of my body’s limits, but also have gained a better understanding of how to balance and maintain the healthy level of stress.
However, the difference between last year when I began this journey to today is like comparing a brick wall to a speed bump. With a brick wall you consider yourself trapped while the speed bump is more a nuisance, but is not stopping you in your goals.Thanks for reading my story and good luck in your journey. I can tell you it’s worth it.
I sincerely know that I would not feel the level of wellness that I am currently experiencing without Dr. Lee’s and Dr. Dhiman’s plan of health and well being. I continue to refer friends and family to Brio Clinic and I am so grateful that a sheer stroke of luck led me to their door.
I have been in Dr. Jeffrey’s care for under one year, but I would not have believed these dramatic changes to my lifestyle could be possible in such a short time especially since I have a very clear appreciation of what didn’t’ work before, for a very long time. I know that I still have a ways to go, but in testing the waters as they say by slowly re-introducing foods that used to give me an immediate unfavorable response and no longer do, is proof that I am on the road to a full recovery and getting my life back.
I was first introduced to Bowen Therapy and Dr. Dhiman several years ago. I had been seeing a chiropractor for many years, as I had difficulty maintaining the correct or proper alignment. I am truly amazed at how such a non-invasive treatment can has such a relaxing and calming effect on my body and mind. Bowen Therapy has made such a positive impact, that I now having treatments 3-4 times a year and have reduced my chiropractic treatments, only twice last year! Dr. Dhiman has such a gentle and caring way with her patients, making you feel like family. I was so impressed with Dr. Dhiman that she is also my Naturopath. I would highly recommend Bowen Therapy and Dr. Dhiman!