The Dawdy Naturopathic Medical Clinic is located in Greely, ON. We are a primary health care provider that focuses on prevention and the use of natural methods to help discover and treat the root cause of both acute and chronic diseases. Kimberly Dawdy, is a licenced Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Dawdy has a family practice and welcomes patients of all ages from prenatal and babies through to the elderly.
At the Dawdy Naturopathic Clinic, we love to teach and empower people to take their health into their own hands so they may live long healthy, vibrant lives.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a complex system of medicine developed in China more than 3000 years ago. It is based on the idea that within your body there are energetic forces that are constantly working to be in balance. When there is an imbalance, the energetic forces also known as qi that run throughout the body cannot flow properly along the meridians of the organs (energy lines throughout the body associated with different organ systems). This causes disease and illness. TCM practitioners use a variety of treatment protocols such as acupuncture, acupressure, single herbs, formulas and dietary changes to help rebalance and bring harmony to the qi throughout the meridians of the body's organ systems.
Acupuncture is a form of treatment developed in China that is used to help bring the bodies energetic forces or qi back into balance. Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to treat imbalances and disease in the body. The practitioner decides which points to treat by observing and questioning the patient in order to make a diagnosis. Acupuncture is very useful for many acute and chronic conditions. For example acupuncture can be used for the treatment of pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, gastrointestinal conditions and to treat overall health.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine first proposed by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek language meaning “similar suffering”. This refers to the central philosophy that a substance that can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure those symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathic remedies are derived from numerous plant, mineral and animal sources. Substances are given in minute doses to avoid unwanted side-effects, making them safe to use in situations where conventional drugs would be dangerous or inadvisable. For example in the case of pregnancy or with infants and children.
Botanical medicine is a traditional medicinal practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts to heal individuals. Modern Western botanical medicine uses the positive effects of herbs on individual body systems for many treatment protocols. Herbal medicines can be use for many uses such as inflammation, colds and flu, cardiovascular concerns, immune balancing or stimulating, coughs, and detoxification. The Eastern approach to botanical medicine uses a more balancing method of treatment and focuses on cooling, heating, calming or stimulating the body's organ systems.
Proper nutrition is very important and provides your body with the nutrients it needs to heal and maintain strength. Nutritional support such as dietary recommendations and supplementation is an important corner stone in Naturopathic Medicine. They are paramount to ensuring the body has all it's requirements to maintain and build health, address deficiencies, address specific health concerns and assist the body in eliminating toxins.
Lifestyle counselling is a very prominent aspect to both prevention and recovery. By addressing the link between health and lifestyle choices such as exercise, stress reduction techniques and breathing techniques, one can learn healthy habits that will help the mind, body and spirit maintain excellent health for life.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease using the bodies reaction to hot and cold stimuli. These therapies include baths, saunas, packs and wraps.
Physical medicine is a hands on approach to the treatment of many health concerns. Treatments such as massage, physical manipulation and stimulating techniques are used to help provide support to the body during the healing process.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. Although often referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is much more than a cosmetic procedure. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a revitalization process designed to treat the whole body. To help it look and feel younger.
The Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves inserting hair-thin needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along energy channels in the body based on an individual's needs.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works internally and externally to effectively change one's appearance. It treats the surface of the face along with simultaneously treating the underlying causes that contributes to the aging process. The end result is a healthier and more natural look.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupressure & Massage improves the local blood, lymph and qi circulation of the face. It also flushes out toxins, improves muscle tone and helps with the contraction of skin.
Like Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Acupressure points on the face improve the appearance of the face as well as the health of the entire body. When used in conjunction with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture the results of Facial Rejuvenation Acupressure & Massage are far more profound.
Kimberly has a passion for the complexities of women's health at all age levels.
She understands that every women is different and each require their very own specific treatment protocol based on their lifestyle and level of health.
Kimberly has taken many extra courses on different female health concerns.
Kimberly Dawdy, ND helps mother and father's-to be throughout the different stages of pregnancy and birth. She helps them to make informed decisions that are right for there family.
Kimberly also teaches mom and dad-to-be what to expect throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy, labour and postpartum.
The following are some of the conditions or subjects that are covered throughout pregnancy:
prenatal nutrition, morning sickness
stages of growth
pregnancy testing- what is needed and what is not
urinary tract infections
group B strep prevention and treatment
exercise and pregnancy
preventing gestational diabetes
preventing prenatal hypertension
preventing pre-eclampsia and leg swelling during pregnancy
A Naturopathic Birth Doula/Naturopathic Labour Support Person (NBD/NLSP) is an experienced birth assistant who provides parents-to-be with physical, emotional and informational support throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum.
NBD/NLSP recognize birth as an important life experience that will have a lifelong impact on the health of both the mother and child.
Their main role is to help parents-to-be identify what they believe is a positive birth experience and help them achieve this.
Kimberly Dawdy's Naturopathic Labour Support Package Includes:
One or two 30 minute in-office prenatal appointments
Labour and birth attendance (as long as required)
One or two 30 minute postpartum home visits or telephone consultations
Kimberly offers lactation support both before birth and postpartum. She will discuss the importance of breast milk for both mom and baby and talk about how to breastfeed an offer different resources that can be utilized before birth.
She will also make house calls postpartum should mom and baby need help directly after birth as well in clinic appointments.
Kimberly has completed a 20 hour INFACT Lactation Management Course and is able to help with many questions or concerns with regards to breastfeeding.
The following are some of the concerns that can be covered:
benefits of breastfeeding
proper positioning of mom and baby
sore nipples, thrush
breastfeeding support groups
Kimberly Dawdy is trained and loves to work with children of all levels.
She has taken extra courses in Chinese medicine for children and infants as well as courses on botanical medicine for children.
Kimberly Dawdy, is a licenced Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (the only fully CNME accredited Naturopathic medical college in Canada).
Kimberly has a family practice and welcomes patients of all ages from prenatal and babies through to the elderly.
She enjoys the challenge of working with patients to identify the underlying cause of disease and create individualized treatment plans to support the healing power of the body.
As a primary health care provider, Kimberly has experience treating a wide variety of conditions and in addition has a special interest in fertility and peri-natal care, Naturopathic Doula labour support, lactation support, pediatric medicine and women's health.
Kimberly loves to teach and empower people to take their health into their own hands so they may live long healthy, vibrant lives.
Kimberly is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and is a member in good standing with:
6899 Sunset Blvd.
Ottawa ON K4P 1C5
320 Osgoode Street
K1N 8C8 Canada
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Email or call 613-574-0069