Counselling

Counselling provides a safe and supportive place for people to process their lives. Be it a recent trauma or loss, a time of transition and exploration, or a long-standing problem, a skilled counsellor can make an enormous difference in how a person, family or couple works through these challenges. Therapists are trained professionals, skilled in communication, who understand how people work... Read More

Counselling provides a safe and supportive place for people to process their lives. Be it a recent trauma or loss, a time of transition and exploration, or a long-standing problem, a skilled counsellor can make an enormous difference in how a person, family or couple works through these challenges.

Therapists are trained professionals, skilled in communication, who understand how people work through difficult feelings and events. They help facilitate change. In fact, they are experts in the process of change. A relationship with a therapist can become a profound and deeply moving experience, one that makes life better, richer, and more satisfying.

Maggie Claydon offers EMDR, you can learn more about this therapy here: http://acaciahealth.ca/therapies/counselling/emdr/
Tracy Lowe offers GIM, you learn more about this therapy here: http://acaciahealth.ca/therapies/counselling/guided-imagery-music-therapy/


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Physicians are licensed as primary health care providers within British Columbia. They work towards treating the root cause of disease, specifically focusing on personalized preventative medicine. Naturopathic medicine is effective for acute and chronic health concerns. Naturopathy is a philosophy and practice of healthcare that is effective, safe and founded on holistic princip... Read More

Naturopathic Physicians are licensed as primary health care providers within British Columbia. They work towards treating the root cause of disease, specifically focusing on personalized preventative medicine. Naturopathic medicine is effective for acute and chronic health concerns.

Naturopathy is a philosophy and practice of healthcare that is effective, safe and founded on holistic principles. It is a distinct system of healthcare that draws on both scientific knowledge and long-standing traditional wisdom.

The Naturopathic Doctors at Acacia understand the benefit to a supportive healthcare team and are excited to work with other healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective treatment strategies.

Please note that at this time we are only offering Initial appointments to book online (excluding Dr. Hutchison). Please call to book any follow-up ND visits as well as any visit with Dr. Hutchison ( with the exception of acupuncture and pelvic floor visits).


Infrared Sauna

Far-infrared (fir) saunas use infrared energy to increase body temperature and encourage sweating and detoxification. Repeated heating and sweating through infrared sauna therapy: Improves circulation Speeds up metabolism and facilitates weight loss Improves tissue oxygenation and wound healing Reduces pain Improves skin function and tone Heat from an infrared sauna penetrates deeper... Read More

Far-infrared (fir) saunas use infrared energy to increase body temperature and encourage sweating and detoxification.
Repeated heating and sweating through infrared sauna therapy:

Improves circulation
Speeds up metabolism and facilitates weight loss
Improves tissue oxygenation and wound healing
Reduces pain
Improves skin function and tone

Heat from an infrared sauna penetrates deeper into the body than traditional saunas. This causes sweating at lower ambient temperatures and enhances detoxification of deeper tissue levels. In general, FIR saunas are more comfortable than regular saunas, as the air remains cooler and easier to breath.


Holistic Nutrition

Carlene Brick, our Holistic Nutritionist, offers a comprehensive, self-empowering approach to healthcare. We offer online booking for both Initial and subsequent visits. If you are looking to a complimentary consultation please call to book 250 475 1522.


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Often referred to as pelvic floor physiotherapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation is becoming more established as a first-line of treatment against incontinence and pelvic pain. The pelvic floor muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence and relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by: Weak pelvic floor mu... Read More

Often referred to as pelvic floor physiotherapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation is becoming more established as a first-line of treatment against incontinence and pelvic pain. The pelvic floor muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence and relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse. Pelvic floor dysfunction can be caused by:

Weak pelvic floor muscles: this can contribute to stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Though it is a common occurrence, incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging.
Tight pelvic floor muscles: this can contribute to urinary and fecal urgency, urge incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, pudendal neuralgia, and interstitial cystitis.
The Cochrane Collaboration 2010 concluded that physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation (using internal examination to teach the exercises) should be the first line of defence, before surgical consultation, for stress, urge, and mixed incontinence in women. Pelvic floor dysfunction is diagnosed by specially trained doctors and physiotherapists by using internal and external “hands-on” or manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles. They will also assess the ability to contract and relax these muscles. Posture and muscles of the lower back, hips, and sacroiliac joints will be assessed as well since these joints can affect your pelvic floor muscles. Approaches may include behavioral strategies, manual therapies, therapeutic exercise, education, and functional re-training.