Bastos Natural Family Center

Natural Care Family Clinic - Dr. Elisabeth Bastos

Naturopathic Doctor and Acupunturist in Guelph, ON

Dr. Elisabeth Bastos of Bastos Natural Family Center is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Guelph/Puslinch, ON. She specializes in natural medicines and acupuncture for treatment of conditions such as infertility, food intolerance and allergy, headahces, fatigue and IBS..

Dr. Bastos has been practicing naturopathic medicine in the Guelph/Cambridge area since 2005. During this time, she has developed proven processes for restoring mental and physical balance, using simple systems for root cause healing.

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Most individuals and families have health benefits that cover our visits and treatments as a Naturopath and Acupuncturist (please call your provider to find out). We offer direct billing to participating insurance companies.

We're located conveniently in peaceful Puslinch, ON just two minutes off Highway 401. Local to Guelph and Cambridge.

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Our Services

Services provided at Bastos Natural Family Center in Guelph/Puslinch include: Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Fertility Treatments, Homeopathy and Acupunucture. Dr. Bastos has experience successfully supporting and treating conditions such as ADHD, Autisum, Headaches, Migraines, Infertility, IBS, Menopausal and Menstrual Complaints, Eczema, Fatigue, and many other ailments.  

Naturopathic Fertility Treatments

We provide thorough testing & workups to ensure your best timely & effective fertility treatments. Dr. Bastos will openly discuss with you your treatment options to find what suits your case and lifestyle best. Effective and Proven treatments include but are not limited to: Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Safe and Pure Chinese and Western Herbs, Pharmacy Quality Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins, Hydrotherapy – using hot and cold water at home for improved healing and circulation, Relaxation Techniques at home and in Clinic, DKN vertical Vibration Plate – for improved cellular circulation and reduced stasis (stagnation), Abdomenal Massage (Naturopathic Service ).

Many couples also seek our treatments for just before and after fertility procedures such as IUI and IVF as there has been shown to be benefit even in this short term treatment situation. Your recommended treatment schedule is based on consideration of a variety of factors in order to ensure your best outcomes. Acupuncture is typically scheduled 1 to 2 times a week. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture has been proven to improve the rates of pregnancy in natural and assisted cycles.

Acupuncture for Fertility

Although Acupuncture typically increases the chance of conception above just Naturopathic supplements alone, some patients with travel distance or financial restrictions, may choose not have Acupuncture and still have successful pregnancy and take home baby outcomes as per our clinical findings. 

Benefits of acupuncture for fertility may include: 

  • Improve the ovaries to achieve higher quality eggs. This is seen with a decrease in FSH value in between 2 weeks – 3 months; 
  • Decrease high prolactin levels; 
  • Decrease high testosterone/androgen levels;
  • Balances your hormones to produce a larger number of follicles. This gives a better chance for natural pregnancy and makes you a better candidate for medical fertility procedures (IVF for example); 
  • Increases blood flow to your uterus & increases the thickness of your uterine lining; 
  • Helps you relax and de-stress; 
  • Prevents uterine contraction post embryo transfer and post conception to improve chance of implantation. This includes decreasing inflammation.; 
  • Reduces the side-effects of medications;
  • and more ...

Acupuncture for Pain

Dr. Bastos can provide acupuncture treatments to relieve chronic pain from conidtions such as arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, etc. Acupuncture may also be suitable for treating conditions such as: Acute Pain from injury and surgury, Medication Side Effects, Infertility, Miscarriage Risk, Pregnancy nausea, ICP, over term or early labour prevention, Breech Baby, Headaches, Uterine Prolapse, Female or Male Hormonal Concerns, low libido, erectical dysfunction, No menstraul cycle or irregular or painful cycles, Low Energy, and Stress.

Coated Japanese needles are available for a virtually pain free treatment and Japanese press tack that stick to the acupunture point are an option for children or adults that need to move around pain free. Where appropriate, Electro Acupuncture probes are also available for no needles stimulation.

Treatment for pain is typically 2-3 times per week for the first 4 weeks as an initial course. You are booked for a 30 minute window and needles and/or Electrostimulation and/or moxabustion is used for 15-20 minutes. Improvement and even resolution is expected at this 4 week mark. Treatments then continue at a rate decided on by each person’s case including once per month for maintenance or as needed. Benefits of this treatment may include:

  • Control or Eliminate Pain improving lifestyle, reducing stress, improving posture, reducing medication need;
  • Helps the Body Cope with Pain;
  • Reduces Inflammation and Swelling improving tendon, muscle and joint function;
  • Controls Medication Side Effects;
  • Stimulates your own pain relief ability by stimulating the brain and/or spine safely.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Dr. Bastos has been helping her pregnancy patients for a decade when dealing with many pregnancy concerns and ailments such as

  • Breech Baby;
  • Nausea;
  • Back and Hip Pain;
  • ICP itch;
  • Cervical Ripening for a more effective labour;
  • Acupressure Training for Couples including photo handouts and Tools to use.

Food Intolerence Evaluation

Dr. Bastos provides thorough food allergy and intolerance evaluation options and is passionate about taking the guess work out of your results to help you be successful. This includes providing you with local grocery store item lists that she personally has scanned and tested and providing you with recipes related to your intolerances and lifestyle needs.

Your food intolerances, are the foods that genetically don’t work for your system, meaning you can’t break them down properly and therefore they create a toxic state and inflammation. The toxins damage your intestines and then this allows them to pass through a leaky gut to poorly effect your immune system. Once you avoid these foundational foods, you are more likely to be free of illness and allergies, as your total health and immune system balance improves.

Our dietary assessments have been used in our clinic since 2005 with what we believe are amazing results based on how well our patient’s feel with the dietary changes. Knowing what foods you should not eat and what nutrition you need is a key first step to ensuring all your other treatments work better !


Keep Your Kids Healthy with Naturopathic Medicine. Homeopathic medicine is a gentle but potentially very effective tool Dr. Bastos has used successfully on her patients (include her own 2 children since pregnancy and birth). They are easy to take and taste sweet. She often uses sanum, unda and pascoe combinations for her treatments.

Dr. Bastos has obtained extra training in India and Canada on using single remedies effectively for physical and mental-emotional concerns. 


About Us

Our clinic is located in the peaceful rural countryside of Puslinch, but yet a few minutes from the 401 and main Guelph and Cambridge roads. The setting provides a peaceful view and walk to the private clinic entrance out back that virtually starts the healing process on arrival. Care has been taken to protect the premises from EMFs (electromagnetic fields) with top technology. There is also a UV air sanitation unit/filter on the building to protect you from air borne illness and toxins. Your health is Dr. Bastos's top concern !

Join my team as a patient and become empowered with knowledge and education about your mind and body that will move you towards restoration of the wellness you were meant to feel and exist in! I will give you my opinions and advise based on over a decade of clinical experience, and work side by side with you to hear your goals and thoughts also. This fresh new way of Naturopathic , Holistic , Medical care invites you to feel empowered and respected again.

Dr. Elisabeth Bastos, ND

Dr. Elisabeth Bastos is the founder of Bastos Natural Family Center where she runs her private practice serving south western Ontario and surrounding region. She is President of Balance Tech Educational Institute which offers educational health reports and coaching as well as product development (including the BestLifePRO brand).  

Dr. Bastos has a Baccalaureate in BioMedical Science from Guelph University and graduated from the 4 year Naturopathic Medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto). She holds a license as a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist. In addition, she has undergone extra training in Homeopathic Medicine, including training with world renowned Dr. Sankaran, and his Homeopathic Research and Charities group in India, and Dr. Ullman. She has also trained with Dr. Letitia Dick and Dr. Zeff in the Carroll Method of Food Intolerance Assessment and it’s Coaching and on grass roots Naturopathy, in Spokane, Washington. She is trained by world nenowned Debra Betts in pregnancy acupuncture and has training in Live and Dry Blood Cell Nutritional Analysis.

Dr. Bastos is a member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the College of Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. In addition, she has lectured to health care professionals at the Perinatal Association of NDs conference, on topics of breastfeeding and baby care, has been interviewed as an expert contributor for the October 2011 Chatelaine article on Alternative Fertility Treatments and has appeared on the experts live show on the topic of Omega 3 Fats.

Dr. Elisabeth is a wife, and mother of 2 small children and author of 2 books, the Energy Guide and her Intolerance Free Simplified Recipe book that now empower families internationally. She has contributed to Chatelaine, appeared on experts live and is a professional speaker empowering individuals, families and other Naturopathic Doctors. She has special training in health care for infants/children, pregnant woman and womaen and men with fertility concerns and electroacupuncture for pain.


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