With patients' total optimal health as her focus, Dr. Keen uses leading naturopathic therapies and time-proven methods for preventing and treating disorders and diseases.
Also known as herbal medicine or phytotherapy, botanical medicine is the most ancient form of health care. Extensive scientific research supports the use of medicinal and fragrant plant components to treat major and minor health conditions. High-quality tinctures made from freeze-dried botanical capsules and extracts work in much the same way as conventional pharmaceutical drugs, without the potentially harmful side effects.
Bowen Therapy is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy developed over 40 years ago in Australia. Its small but precise movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves deliver signals to the nervous system, stimulating the body to reset the autonomic nervous system and heal itself. By using the body's own innate healing mechanisms, Bowen Therapy holistically deals with acute and chronic conditions. Some of the physiological responses the body may experience include normalization of inflammatory processes and the healing of injured or degenerated tissue.
Detoxification, Seasonal Cleansing + Rejuvenation Programs
By purging the body of toxic metals and chemicals, detoxification removes the obstacles to healing and improves drainage of the liver, kidneys, lymph, lungs, colon and skin. Detoxification, seasonal cleansing and rejuvenation programs decrease inflammation and stress on the body for improved overall wellness.
Most chronic physical and mental illnesses have some connection to the accumulation of environmental toxins in the body. Environmental medicine investigates the role that dietary and environmental allergens play in contributing to health or illness. After testing the effects of dust, moulds, chemicals, food sensitivities, pollens or other inhalants, environmental medicine treatments may include detoxification programs, nutritional therapy, desensitization to environmental triggers using MORA therapy and environmental controls, as well as patient education. Causes of environmental sensitivities can be many: heredity/genetics, poor nutrition, infections, chemical exposure, stress, frequent use of antibiotics, glandular disorders, physical trauma, electromagnetic disturbances of the environment, geopathic factors and dental amalgams. All of these causes require investigation.
Homeopathic medicine is a 200-year-old system founded by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathy remedies are generally dilutions of natural substances obtained from plants, minerals and animals. This low-cost, safe modality stimulates the body's vital force, causes no side effects or adverse reactions and will not interfere with other medications – natural or pharmaceutical.
Mind-Body Medicine (Lifestyle Counselling)
Recognizing the mind-body connection in healing and optimizing health, lifestyle counselling empowers patients to take responsibility for their healing and play an active role in all treatment stages. A positive patient-doctor relationship can strongly influence the healing process. Therapies of mind-body medicine include prescriptions for guided imagery, breathwork, Rubimed remedies, meditation and yoga.
MORA Therapy (Calgary clinic only)
MORA Therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment that works with the micro-electromagnetic information in a patient's body – a technique based on the principles of bio-resonance.
All substances – both living and non-living – emit electromagnetic frequencies based on the number of atoms they contain and their rotational speed. The biomechanical processes of humans and animals are controlled by the "information" carried by the electromagnetic oscillations unique to each individual.
Patients are treated exclusively with her or his own specific oscillations. The whole body is built up, strengthened and harmonized during MORA Therapy sessions. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment with no undesirable side effects and is suitable for all ages, from infants to the elderly.
MORA Therapy is particularly useful for desensitizing individuals to foods, chemicals, environmental toxins, phenolics and other substances that stress the body.
Nutritional Medicine + Supplementation
Clinical nutrition is the foundation of naturopathic medicine. It is an integral part of preventing and treating health conditions and ensuring lifelong wellness.
Many disorders and diseases are caused in part by nutritional deficiencies, food sensitivities and food toxicities. By examining the relationship between your diet and your health, Dr. Keen offers guidance toward nutritional strategies and may prescribe professional vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals to supplement dietary recommendations.
Immersive yoga therapy workshops combine nutritional and physiological education with yoga teachings of awareness, oneness and inner strength.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have histories dating back more than 2,500 years. TCM is based upon the principle of that energy flows throughout the body, and that health issues can arise when this flow is imbalanced. Acupuncture provides stimulation and balancing of this energy. Acupuncture and TCM can be effective for acute or chronic musculoskeletal issues, neuralgias, digestive disorders, gynecological complaints, fertility, depression, anxiety and stress.
Prevention-based naturopathic travel medicine helps your body to prepare for health risks commonly associated with travel, including infectious diseases, heat rash, anxiety, jet-lag and much more.